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Earth and Sky I
acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”by Rebecca Koury
The Pinnacle at City Park South
17th Ave. and Milwaukee St. entrance featuring:
steel and plexiglass
17.5’ x 15’ x 9’
by Barbara Baer
with the team from Cherokee Development, Buchanan Yonushewski
Group, Opus Northwest, Mercy Housing, the South City Park
Neighborhood Committee and Denver Urban Renewal Authority, we
placed two monumental sculptures at the redevelopment of Mercy
Hospital. The redeveloped site highlights two residential
towers, The Pinnacle at City Park South, and residential units,
Retreat at the Park.
The team selected two spaces deemed
appropriate for artwork, 17th Avenue at Milwaukee Street and
16th Avenue at Milwaukee Street. Along 17th Avenue is Curiosity
Sparks (left) by Barbara Baer. Ms. Baer makes a connection to
City Park, the Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Zoo,
directly across from the residences. Hers is a statement about
the fun, creativity, and release afforded by these honored
institutions and The Pinnacle Towers’ new place among them. The
sculpture speaks volumes about the South City Park neighborhood
residents as a whole, who take every advantage of the beautiful
grounds of City Park to walk pets, go for a jog, or have a
picnic with the family.
Denver sculptor Michael Clapper was chosen to
create the second work of art. The Pinnacle Towers and Retreat
at the Park sit on the grounds of the former Mercy Hospital.
Built by the Sisters of Mercy in 1901, the hospital helped fight
the flu epidemic in early 20th century Denver and continued to
serve the community until 1985.
This site, on 16th Avenue and Milwaukee
Street, is meant to serve as a pedestrian corridor for the
residents of the surrounding neighborhood and City Park. As
such, the committee thought it befitting to place a sculpture
that not only added beauty to the site, but also paid tribute to
the hospital and its honored standing in the neighborhood.
Clapper’s sculpture is a remembrance using a contemporary
approach to materials and technique. Its design also ties in
nicely to the height and sense of gravity exhibited by the
16th Ave. and Milwaukee St. walk-through
dolomitic limestone and yule marble
14’ x 5’ x 5’
by Michael Clapper
photo: Michael Clapper
In addition to the sculptures, we were charged
with the task of displaying the cornerstone of Mercy Hospital in
the central round-about. Below the cornerstone, we placed a
bronze plaque commemorating the hospital’s history and service
to the community.
detail of Earth in
El Dorado II second floor elevator lobby
Earth in Autumn
painted low-relief ceramic tiles
28” x 58”
by Carol Fennell
Catlin Properties is a commercial real estate
firm with whom we have had the pleasure of working with on many
occasions to beautify their building lobbies. Catlin understands
that artwork is a finishing touch helping to make an outstanding
first impression upon potential tenants and purchasers of their
Pictured here are works that can be viewed
from the second floor lobby of El Dorado II. For this location,
Catlin chose artwork reflecting elements of nature.
Brightly-Colored Ash (right), a mobile by Jan
Carson, is a suspended kinetic sculpture. Its placement above
the building’s airlock allows it to shift with each breath of
air produced by entry and exit of the building. The leaves
resemble the trees standing directly outside and are
multi-colored to reflect the seasons. Each arm of the mobile is
independent and engineered to move freely without entanglement.
El Dorado II main lobby,
viewed from the second floor elevator lobby, featuring:
hand dyed silk and stainless steel wire
8’ x 10’ x 10’
by Jan Carson
Crossroads II main lobby featuring:
4.5” x 36” x 3”
by Joyce Van Loben Sels
In contrast, Catlin selected abstract artwork for
their Crossroads II building. The glass ribbons (left) hang on
the wall opposite the elevators. The curves in the art echo the
curve of the wall on which they hang, providing a sense of
dimensionality. Their primary colors and reflective surfaces
give the contemporary lobby a sense of energy which is held in
check by their uniform shape and rhythm. As with all lobby and
public art pieces, these are fastened securely with special
hardware to discourage and prevent theft.
Lockton Companies, LLC
Lockton is a large, multinational, privately held
company specializing in insurance and risk management services.
Founded in 1966, they have a special interest in where they are
headed and how they might grow. As a privately held company,
Lockton is proud of its ability to serve clients without the
interference of special financial interests.
The sculpture pictured to the right embodies
the Company’s core integrity, its dedication to its customers,
and its commitment to responsive customer service, according to
the artist, David Griggs. This 15 foot column is the primary
axis from which the other art elements emerge. These include an
ascending "stairs", a radiating "fan", and a curvilinear "grid".
The "grid" suggests Lockton’s ability to provide flexible
coverage, the "stairs" describe the customer’s growth and
development, and the "fan" is a protective and supportive
element, reflecting Lockton’s commitment to essential supportive
services, adds the artist.
With a 95% client retention rate, double-digit annual growth
since its founding, and offices in 34 countries, Lockton clearly
has reason to be proud and to expect further growth. This
sculpture is a strong visual reinforcement of their business
goals and practices.
7th floor to 6th floor stairwell featuring:
The Lockton Sculpture
wood, aluminum , steel, and polystyrene
15’ x 8’ x 5’
by David Griggs
Reception seating featuring:
oil on aluminum
24” x 24” (each)
by Mai Wyn Schantz
Mai Wyn is a Colorado artist whose work on
aluminum speaks to Lockton’s marriage of traditional values and
future change. Her Power Line paintings make a dramatic display
for all visitors, clients, and employees who sit in the waiting
area of the Lockton lobby.
detail of Power Lines