By wpuser on January 2, 2016

Beetlemania was an entry into the Colorado Spaces competition sponsored by the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion in 2012. The theme was to create your vision of a Colorado Space. Creativity, whimsy, innovation and a sense of humor were encouraged. Christie Schneider and her husband, Joe, came up with the design concept and graphics.

Photo of Beetlemania entry

Our Rocky Mountain deck represents a cycle of rejuvenation: a green carpet of pine seedlings are the embryonic new forest; a mature character pine represents the restored forest; and the deck, screen and furniture are built from beetle kill wood. This contemplative space embodies the State’s qualities of hope, resourcefulness and endurance.

Collage of photos of Beetlemania entry