Written on October 12, 2020
The installation date is drawing closer for Gordon Huether’s massive art installation at the Stanly Ranch Resort in Napa, CA. The new luxury resort will feature Gordon’s Infinity sculpture at the highest point of its 700 acre property – a sculpture designed in support of the resort’s mission of wellness and connection with the land.
“The Stanly Ranch Resort is envisioned as a place where people can come to relax, socialize, and enjoy themselves in a five-star resort that is deeply connected to the land and the locale. It combines contemporary themes of design, community, sustainability, and fitness and wellness together in a fresh, active, and social environment,” stated BrightView Design Group, the landscape architecture firm involved in the project.
Infinity measures approximately 60 feet long, 40 feet wide and 20 feet tall, and is constructed 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.
Although massive in scale, this structure has a calming effect with its never ending design and subtle lighting that gently beckons guests to visit its hilltop views. Intended 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.