Connecting Points: Strata
Strata is sited at the geologic overlook and leverages the interpretive information at that site by adding the additional consideration of current ecology. This piece is made up of layered stone that mimics the stack of ancient layering and uplifting that occurred during the land’s epic history. Carved into the stacked strata of centuries is a …
Connecting Points: Snakeskin Bench
Snakeskin Bench is located near Red Rocks Will Call, ideally situated to take advantage of the extraordinary view of the Red Rocks valley. The carved bench features a back support and is imprinted with the pattern of the rattle snake indigenous to the area.
Que Viva Paco
Que Viva Paco honors Francisco “Paco” Sanchez, who in 1954 launched Denver’s first Spanish language radio station. The artwork consists of three stainless-steel disks, approximately five feet in diameter, painted in the colors of the United States and Mexican flags. The disks represent the Mexican and Latin music Paco would “spin” over the local airwaves.
A Life Cycle Story
“A Life Cycle Story” is an interactive sculpture of steel screen panels located near the south-facing exterior of Denver’s Smiley Branch Library. The artist, Maureen Hearty, plasma cut by hand a six-part story of the dandelion’s life cycle from steel sheet metal. The panels contain cut-outs of dandelion imagery that reflect a playful storyline of dandelions …
1993, 20′ x 10′ x 10′, steel, fiberglass. This giant steel chair has a life-sized fiberglass horse standing on the seat, looking out as if on a promontory. It was conceived for children, to give them a jarring experience of scale, reminiscent of such literature as Gullliver’s Travels, or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It resides …
This 60 foot tall sculpture was the first installation in Denver’s Performing Arts Sculpture Park. The park is the “front door” to the second largest performing arts complex in America. The sculpture is seen against Denver’s new Convention Center. “Dancers” is an artwork created to capture the energy of the complex.
“Blue Print” is a series of sculptural forms inspired by the industrial past of the River North neighborhood in Denver. Consisting of four sculptures that cast interesting shadows and illuminate interesting patterning, “Blue Print” creates repetition along Brighton Blvd. As the day changes to night, the project begins capturing the movement and activity of all kinds …