We are delighted to reveal this year’s commissioned Festival Artwork, “La Plata Cacophony,” by local artist Chris Warren!
Chris is a professional artist and Durango native creating intricate and unique patterns of color using topographic data. For our 2023 Festival Artwork, Chris created a piece which literally features mountains in the music! The background is the same color topographic map of La Plata County overlaid onto itself multiple times, creating a cacophony of color meant to evoke the larger-than-life sounds you can only hear at live symphonic performances.
Read on to get to know more about Chris, his background, and where the inspiration for this year’s piece came from.