Telluride is a small town nestled in heart of Colorado’s majestic San Juan Mountains. It’s also one of North America’s best ski resorts. I’ve only visited during the late spring, so I don’t know much about the winter sports scene, but I can attest to the town’s beauty and charm. Artist Tavares Strachan is in the process of creating a huge neon light sculpture to grace the mountainside above Telluride. The glowing pink installation will spans 50 feet at its widest point and be 10 feet off the ground. The message of the work, We are in the together has poignant resonance in these difficult times. Early September is the target date for the installation’s unveiling.
The neon words “We are in this together” will be viewed by riding the free gondola that transports visitors more than 10,000 feet and 8 miles up the mountain from Telluride to Mountain Village. Starting in September, the work will glow with varying degrees of brightness every day for 18 months.