Stanly Ranch | Auberge Resorts Collection | Napa, CA | Corten Steel | 20’H x 60.5’L x 40.5' W | 2020
Gordon’s Infinity sculpture is featured at the highest point of the 700 acre Stanly Ranch property, a new luxury resort in Napa, CA and the newest addition to the Auberge Resort Collection hotel portfolio. Featuring a luxury 135-room resort and spa, 70 vineyard homes, 40 villas and a winery, the resort and residential community “celebrates the heritage of Napa Valley with architecture, cuisine and guest experiences inspired by, and deeply connected to the land”, according to Auberge Resorts.
Infinity‘s design evolved from studying the site, the local history, and the resort’s mission, all in concert with Denver-based Nichols Partnership, which developed the property for Auberge, and with landscape architect Brightview. “The goal was to reflect the Stanly Ranch design principles of beautiful simplicity, understated luxury and seamless integration with the unique Napa Valley setting,” states Gordon.
Measuring approximately 60 feet long, 40 feet wide and 20 feet tall, Infinity is a monumental structure made of corten steel – a steel alloy that is often used in vineyards as the anchoring end post in a row of vines. This material was selected for its organic appearance, connection to the landscape, and will aesthetically homogenize the sculpture with the natural surroundings of the site. As the sculpture gains its stable, rust-colored patina, Infinity will further blend in and complement its setting.
Although grand in scale, the artwork is aimed to provide a calming effect with its never-ending infinity loop and subtle downward-facing lighting that gently beckons guests and residents. Intended also as a site for the practice of yoga or meditation, Infinity echoes the resort’s wellness theme by offering a place for grounding of the body and mind, and is a symbol of the merging of design and earth.
Named for the endless line of the infinity symbol, which has a long history and powerful meaning, Infinity represents infinite possibilities, eternity, empowerment, and everlasting love, in support of the balanced and healthy lifestyle that the Stanly Ranch Resort endorses.