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The Colorado State Forest Service is proud to partner with the city and county of Denver, Patrick Marold Design Studios Inc., and Rocky Mountain Timber Products, on a sculptural timber installation, Shadow Array, at the south terminal Westin Hotel & Transit Center at Denver International Airport.

Shadow Array and Forest Health

The Shadow Array is a timber design concept conceived by Patrick Marold Design Studios and commissioned by the city and county of Denver as part of the new south terminal redevelopment project at DIA for the Westin Hotel and transit center. Utilizing beetle-kill spruce and other species, the project is helping contribute to rehabilitation efforts on wildfire and insect affected areas, on the Rio Grande National Forest in Southwestern Colorado. The project is also helping to support a San Luis Valley family owned and operated sawmill and logging business, Rocky Mountain Timber Products, that completed the harvesting and transportation of the logs to a staging facility east of Denver.

Learn More About Spruce Bark Beetle in Colorado

The Colorado State Forest Service serves as the states lead in forest health information. Take some time exploring their extensive informational page on Spruce Beetle.


Time lapse video of the art piece: evening to night