Thursday, April 2, 2009
Timber Kirwan, Artist and mischief-maker
The Colorado Springs arts scene suffered another devastating loss yesterday. Timber Kirwan, beloved local artist and downtown icon, took his own life. His whimsical creativity resulted in beloved parties as Santa-con. He created geodesic domes and light installations and had a fondness for fur and costumes. He was a wonderful friend, a jovial person, and his creativity had a real impact on our arts community.
Please click here to join the Friends of Timber group on Facebook.
All of us here at COPPeR send out sincere condolences to all of his friends and family. A strong and vital arts community depends not only on strong arts organizations, but individual artists. Timber was the perfect example of a deeply creative person who naturally brought people together through his artistic expression. He is instantly, deeply missed.
Dealing with suicide is very painful. If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal thoughts, please know that you are not alone.
Posted by Bettina at 10:56 AM