Adorning the North East wall of the Dairy is a wheat pasted installation by Denver artist Koko Bayer
The first iteration of the installation was comprised of two head+heart+hand images and two hearts seen below. These images are derived from an image and concept created by artist Herbert Bayer, Koko’s grandfather and source of inspiration throughout her practice.
Bayer’s work is constantly changing and evolving, always in tune with the times and events that occur around the world. In March of 2020, during the first wave of COVID pandemic shutdowns, Bayer began pasting up Pink Lemonade Hope hearts, which spread throughout Denver, Boulder, and surrounding areas. The Dairy’s installation got a refresh in April 2020 with this new version as part of #projectspreadhope
The most recent iteration of the mural consists of the Bayer’s HopeHeart2020 created in June for Pride month paired alongside the two original Pink Lemonade hands.
Denver based artist focusing on public art and multiples. Born in France and raised in Colorado she currently lives and works in RiNo. Koko’s visual art focuses on outdoor installations using mechanically reproduced prints. Her current project, “Temporary Structures” is a collaboration with her grandfather Herbert Bayer’s landmark work. Her goal is “to educate viewers while expanding my understanding of the work.” In January of 2020, she launched her new series of small sculptures at her sold-out show at Dateline Gallery “Souvenirs.” These include dumpsters, shipping containers and other objects that will be the basis for future collaborations. She launched “Block Universal,” her new icon, with a series of “treasure hunts” that are ongoing. In early April of 2020 she began #projectspreadhope. Since then, she has installed hundreds of “Pink Lemonade Hope” and “Pride 2020 Hope” hearts first in Denver and then throughout Colorado and beyond.