She’s been the subject of books, interviews, speeches, even an HBO film starring Claire Danes. Her office is full of awards. Now, arguably Fort Collins’ most well-known resident, Temple Grandin, is the inspiration for a piano.
“Grandin is a rare human being, who — like [Dian] Fossey, [Jane] Goodall, [Birutė] Galdikas, and others — has devoted her life and work to serving as ambassador to and for our fellow creatures,” said artist Henry Covey in a statement. “As we approach the Temple Grandin Piano, much like first approaching Grandin’s work, we start to see in steps her profound passion for animals and deep scientific curiosity at play around every corner.”
The Grandin piano is part of the Pianos about Town project, which hands donated pianos to artists who transform the instruments into works of art.