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Upper Main Street Clothesline

This sculpture was built with six kinetic discs suspended on a steel cable between two swaying upright poles. The discs were fashioned from 22-gauge mild steel and fitted bearings with finishes ofe brightly colored powder coats and enamel paints. The support poles were fabricated in polished stainless steel and rolled to create an effortless sway. …

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Promenade

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I See What You Mean

Colloquially known as “The Big Blue Bear,” the artist has described “I See What You Mean” as a stylized representation of native fauna. As the bear peeks inside the enormous facility at the conventioneers, displacement and wonder pique curiosity and question a greater relationship of art, technology and whimsy.

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Sun Spot

Sun Spot is a multi-piece artwork for Denver’s new Municipal Animal Shelter at the South Platte Campus. The primary piece is a 25’-tall iconic dog sculpture located at the southeast corner of the site, adjacent to the South Platte Trail and visible from Interstate-25. The form of the dog is an amalgam of many different …

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The Ensign Fountain / National Humane Alliance Fountain

Between 1906 and 1912, the National Humane Alliance presented somewhere around 125 Horse Watering Troughs to cities and towns across the country, including Denver. Herman Lee Ensign, who died in 1899, dedicated his fortune to funding the National Humane Alliance in order to “spread about humanitarian ideas among the people.” Such education, Ensign hoped, would …

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Children’s Fountain

Title was originally Dusseldorf Fountain. Name changed to Children’s Fountain in 1919. In 1948 Gladis Coldwell-Fisher, a Denver sculptor restores fountain with casts taken from her own children. The moat is also erected at this time. 

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Joseph Addison Thatcher Memorial

Colossal central figure representing the State of Colorado is circled by three smaller figure groups representing the virtues of the state of Colorado: Loyalty, Learning and Love. The central figure is bronze and stands on a granite base; the figure groups are bronze and are set at the base of the central figure, around a …

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Dennis Sullivan Gateway: Tribute to Agriculture and Mining

These sculptural and figurative monuments by Leo Lentelli are a tribute to agriculture and mining.

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod

The statue is a depiction of the Eugene Field Children’s poem “Dutch Lullaby” and shows Wynken, Blynken and Nod rowing a wooden shoe through water. Wynken, the larger boy, is towards the front of the shoe in pajamas and is seated with a paddle in his hand. Blynken is a little girl standing behind Wynken …

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Broncho Buster

This bronze by Alexander Phimister Proctor shows a cowboy on a bucking bronco.

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