Aurous Trove subtly interrupts the landscape to remind us of the history of the gold rush at the Iowa Hill Mine. The Trove invites viewers to consider the value of resources as they are naturally in juxtaposition of conquest and the consequences of extraction.
Nikki Pike is a local artist based out of Denver, Colorado. She has been working as a professional artist and educator for the past nine years primarily in Colorado and Florida. Nikki has had the opportunity to perform under the direction of William Pope L. as Miss Black Factory in a three-month national tour of the Black Factory. Her work has also been featured at Art Basel Miami, The Contemporary Art Museum of Tampa, and The Tampa Art Museum. Serving as the Color Orchestrator, Nikki also spent ten months living and working in Macau for Sky Art where she was fundamental in helping to create a 250,000 square foot ceiling mural.
Nikki Pike is one of the featured environmental installations within the Trail Mix series, part of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, which runs Aug 12–21, 2016.
Click here for a map to Iowa Hill Trail.
DIRECTIONS TO IOWA HILL
From the Blue River Plaza, travel north on Main Street. At the round-about, continue north on Highway 9. At the second stoplight, turn left onto Valley Brook Road and then turn right onto Airport Road. Travel 0.25 miles and the trail head is on the left directly after the Public Works facilities. Parking is available in the dirt lot.