Video Games Are Taking Over Denver Botanic Gardens

ART + CULTURE | BY | July 21, 2018

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“Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting” at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Through September 23, 2018, visitors to the Denver Botanic Gardens have the opportunity to contemplate two very different worlds: the cultivated setting of a public garden and the digital environment of video games.

With “Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting,” brightly colored metal sculptures with the pixelated aesthetic of vintage 8-bit video games like Pac-Man are among the gardens’ landscapes.

“The contrast of the sculptures’ geometric and man-made materials can seem at odds with the gardens,” Whiting says of works including the bright-green, 7-foot-tall Cactus and giant purple Cathead, “but they are connected in the dialogue about the representation of nature.”

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