Alameda Ave. (between Santa Fe Ave. & Kalamath St.)
aerosol, acrylic paint
About This Piece
This mural depicts state symbols of Colorado.
The mural has a symbolic theme. The design depicts official state symbols of Colorado: the state fish, Greenback Cutthroat Trout; the beautiful Rocky Mountain Columbine, official state flower of Colorado; Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the state animal; the state bird, Lark Bunting; the Colorado Blue Spruce, the official state tree; the Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly, the official state insect; the Claret Cup Cactus, the state cactus. A Native American man in a boat and a Native American rug with the designs and colors of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes are also included. Another side-theme of the mural is the contrast between nature and human civilization. All elements of nature are full-colored and “alive,” while urban architecture and features of modern society have only outlines and are empty inside.