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The Canyon
Salt Lake City International TRAX Station

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA | Metal | 96’ L x 3’ – 8’ H | 2012

Overview

  • Commissioned by the Utah Transit Authority ‘The Canyon’ is inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Salt Lake City area. Huether has taken a profile of a mountain range and segmented it vertically. The segments for the sculpture are made of steel plates. The Canyon is powder-coated in a bright color reminiscent of the intense burnt orange, one might see at sunset in Bryce Canyon.

  • The sculpture is 96 feet in length and varies in height from three feet to eight feet. The Canyon is in essence passively kinetic as the plates and their spacing combine to create a mountain range that visually opens and closes dependent on the angle of viewing. Driving by in a car or riding in a TRAX train past The Canyon increases this dynamic since the viewer is moving at a higher rate of speed.

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