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Roger Kotoske's Untitled
Take Me There Maybe Later
  • Title

    Virga

  • Artist

    Patrick Marold

  • Location

    Delgany St. Bridge over Cherry Creek Trail

  • Neighborhood

    Union Station

  • Year

    2012

  • Artwork Type

    Architectural Sculpture

  • Material

    stainless steel

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About This Piece

virga |ˈvərgə|noun ( pl. -gae |-gē; -gī|) Meteorologya mass of streaks of rain appearing to hang under a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground.ORIGIN 1940s: from Latin, literally ‘rod, stripe.’

This sculptural work was inspired by the cycle of water in Colorado and the creek that flows under the bridge; and also by the site and the bridge itself. Titled "Virga," this work refers to the rain that never quite reaches the ground, appearing like a cloud anchored by the Delgany Pedestrian Bridge. Consisting of over 300 stainless steel tubes, suspended in the structural steel, this piece is intended to eventually support the growing vines that have climbed the West end of the bridge. Like a topiary armature, the sculptural installation may eventually become a living canopy. As the installation reflects the changing qualities of sunlight throughout the day and season, this work changes character as well, subtly popping out and blending back into the environment.