Dec. 9, 2021, Northglenn, CO – The Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF) announces artist Jeff Best as the recipient of the 2021/2022 People’s Choice Award for his barbed wire sculpture “Dominion”. The award is part of Northglenn’s Art on Parade program. The program features on-loan, outdoor sculptures exhibited at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park for one year. The public votes for their favorite, and NAHF works toward purchasing the piece for permanent display in the City of Northglenn. NAHF has already secured funding for the piece from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
“Dominion represents the comeback of the almost extinct bison herd in the 19th century,” explains Best. “The efforts of conservationists, scientists, ranchers, and the public vaulted this momentum. Dominion is big, bold, and beautiful just like they are out on the prairie – their prairie is their dominion.”
Jeff Best resides in Clare, Michigan and is an avid outdoorsman. His love for the outdoors has inspired him creatively through the medium of wire sculptures. Barbed wire is a medium repeated in Best’s work and he is intrigued by repurposing it. He collects the wire from old fence posts and farms, revitalizes it and gives it a new purpose and profound beauty through his art. All sculptures are made with 100% reclaimed barbed wire and each piece is uniquely handcrafted and original unto itself. “My barbed-wire sculptures are determined to be esthetically pleasing to the eye, but the true intrinsic value has more to do with the heart.”
For more information about Jeff Best, visit DevilsRopeStudios.com
The piece will remain on display at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park through May 2022, at which time six new sculptures-on-loan will be installed. The permanent location for “Dominion” will be announced in 2022. For more information about Art on Parade or NAHF, call Michael Stricker, 303.450.8727.