Big Sky Sunset - CODAworx

Big Sky Sunset

Client: ConocoPhillips

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

artist, creator, fabricator

Chris Natrop

Chris Natrop Studio

Art Consultant

Julie Kinzelman

Kinzelman Art Consulting


I was commissioned by ConocoPhillips to create permanent art for their C-suite executive offices. Requesting I incorporate the flora and fauna of Montana, Big Sky Sunset becomes a fictionalized landscape/sunset scene symbolic of “big sky country”.


The goal was to produce permanent wall art for the CEO that was sentimental and contemplative without overwhelming the space.


I use the non-destructive photo chemical etching process to cut the thin metal. I also painted the unseen backside to allow subtle colorized shadowing to occur.

Additional Information

74 x 181 x ½ inches | mirror polished stainless steel, acid cut, paint Permanent Site Specific Commission. Private Collection, Huston, TX