Artist: Carson Arts LLC
Station: Union Station
Dedication: 2015

This bold and unique piece is a kinetic sculpture that sequences like a pendulum and in its motion reminds us of the human gestures of running and waving.
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Artist: Kelton Osborn
Station: 38th & Blake
Dedication: 2016

Kelton's work is an extension of his architecture and printmaking background. For him, they are directly connected. The convergence of space, form, and lines are prevalent in his work. Extraordinary spatial experiences are born of these interactions. Although he is comfortable working with a variety of media, he prefers the unconventional - those that surprise and invite further examination.
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Hands On

Artist: Erik Carlson
Station: 40th & Colorado
Dedication: 2016

Hands On is a public art installation that examines the neighborhoods around the new 40th & Colorado East Rail Station, celebrating this area as a place where people work and live and, most importantly, make and create. Artist Erik Carlson has made sure the artwork on this train station represents the hard work the people do and the industrial nature of the area where it's located. University of Colorado A Line passengers will see twelve hand tools from local workshops and businesses are revealed in acute detail.
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Balloon Man Running

Artist: Sean O'Meallie
Station: Central Park
Dedication: 2016

This is a 12-foot tall sculpture of a balloon-like humanoid that look's like he's running. The sculpture sits on top of a platform 20 feet above the parking lot. Its highly-visible presence functions as a landmark to guide people to this active transit hub. "The figure of a balloon man running is a fresh representation of "anyman" and can be easily visually resolved by viewers of any age. Its content is humorous and thoughtful," artist Sean O'Meallie said. 
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Artist: Blessing Hancock
Station: Peoria
Dedication: 2016

"Biota is an illuminated sculpture that draws inspiration from the unique conditions of the site and contextual surroundings," artist Blessing Hancock said about the art she's created for Peoria Station. The artwork relates to the themes of bioscience, health, technology, and the natural environment." 
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Time Present

Artist: Molly Dilworth
Station: 40th Ave & Airport Blvd - Gateway
Dedication: 2016

Inspired by Buckminster Fuller, Time Present is a horizontal, low-relief paint-coated polyhedral sculptures mounted on the façade of the station platform wall. The metal sculptures honor the experimentation, innovation, and future problem-solving that are critical to the culture of Colorado. The piece is about 50' long by 12' tall.
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Prairie Light and Color by Koryn Rolstad

Artist: Koryn Rolstad
Station: Fitzsimons
Dedication: 2017

A joyful and accessible collection of vivid grass and tree form elements constantly change throughout the day and seasons. “My main focus for the Prairie Light and Color environmental installation is to give a visual language for this site that is joyful, accessible, and acts as a visual identity that has the opportunity to constantly change throughout the day and seasons,” said Koryn Rolstad.
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Bike-nado by Chris Fennell

Artist: Chris Fennell
Station: 13th Avenue
Dedication: 2017

Bike-nado is a thirty-foot tall, tornado-like sculpture made out of steel pipes that is inspired by the RTD light rail system and uses lines of bicycles to symbolize trains. The leading and trailing wheel of each bicycle is looped to visually connect the bicycles in a chain form on top of the pipes that are painted the color of each line. Artist Chris Fennell builds structural skeletons from discarded or found objects. The materials he chooses have been cast out or devalued by society and so his selections are based on the kind of message or impact each piece should convey. The materials he's using for Bike-nado include steel pipe and 40 locally-donated bicycles. The artwork is in the traffic island between the parking area and the train station platform. 
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Highline Times by Douwe Blumberg

Artist: Douwe Blumberg
Station: 2nd & Abilene
Dedication: 2017

A long band of sculpted or painted decorations adorn the wall and depict "Early Aurora" and "Present Day Aurora." "This site motivated me to create an experiential work which would be artistically accessible to a wide and diverse audience,” says Blumberg. “I chose to embrace a simple, almost child-like storytelling approach to this work. I wanted to not only visually portray some of the fascinating heritage of the area and more specifically, the High-Line Canal; but to also ‘bridge the canal with art’ by creating a linear journey to be enjoyed while moving, which seems most appropriate for a rail station.” - Douwe Blumberg 
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Sunrise by John King and Ted Esselstyn

Artist: John King
Station: Aurora Metro Center
Dedication: 2017

Sunrise is based on the literal Latin meaning of Aurora, the ancient Roman goddess of the Dawn, and signifies the rising of the sun over the horizon. Pedestrians can spin the Sunrise, bringing their own inner light into the station. Accompanying the 16-foot diameter Sunrise is a 200-foot long mural depicting various scenes of historical life in Aurora by Ted Esselstyn, intermixed with 6-foot story wheels. These story wheels are an interactive piece of the mural and can be turned resulting in a surprising and engaging experience for the viewer. 
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Everything Under The Sun by Ted Esselstyn

Artist: Ted Esselstyn
Station: Aurora Metro Center
Dedication: 2017

This 300-foot-long mural with round story wheels varying in size tells the story of the city of Aurora with graphic silhouettes placed between the story wheels. 
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Yet Another Way To Know That Nature Will Eventually Win

Artist: Dwight Atkinson
Station: Nine Mile
Dedication: 2006

A glowing textured metal chandelier depicts the perceived conflict between humanity and technology. Overlapping aluminum panels form a turbine symbolically colliding with the ceiling. Nature's nymph emerges, while metallic vines grasp the suspending structure. The chandelier is overhead as you enter the pedestrian tunnel between the stairs to the platform and the Park-n-Ride. 
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Artist: Chris Weed
Station: Dayton
Dedication: 2006

These stainless steel poles with large, bright red spheres travel on the edge of the pedestrian bridge that crosses the wetlands area between the Park-n-Ride and the elevator to the rail station. Windswept transforms the viewers as they walk through a field of brightly colored steel that seems to be in perpetual motion. 
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Thunder over the Rockies

Artist: Richard Elliot
Station: Belleview
Dedication: 2006

A geometric pattern of roadway reflectors illuminate as people walk through the pedestrian tunnel, just north of the rail station. It is the first reflectorized art tunnel in the world. The unique convergence of the high plains meeting the Rockies, western culture intertwined with native influences, and the ghost of herds of wild buffalo running along the freeway is what inspired Thunder over the Rockies. 
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Orchard Memory

Artist: Wopo Holop
Station: Orchard
Dedication: 2006

Stamped concrete portraying magnified apple leaves serve as a remembrance of the apple orchards that were grown on this site. In addition, stainless steel birds are sitting on the fence posts just above the stamped concrete. This work is about memory and simple observation in nature. 
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Artist: Michael Clapper
Station: Arapahoe
Dedication: 2008

Three sculptures made from sandstone and marble are placed in the plaza area just west of the rail station. The three interlocking forms are each 6' x 10' and when placed together, they convey a sense of interdependence. Set in an open, reverse curved pattern, this installation of timeless forms will serve as an interactive focal point for the new town center of Greenwood Village. 
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Fools Gold

Artist: John McEnroe
Station: Dry Creek
Dedication: 2006

A series of colorful stainless steel tubes that highlight the precious nature of our water resources while at the same time pays homage to the historical significance of this site. One of the earliest gold strikes documented in Colorado was here in Dry Creek and fueled the Colorado Gold Rush. These tubes vary in size and are placed on the wall heading to the rail station from the parking structure. They can be turned and people can watch the pyrite flow through the hourglass. This piece suggests the idea that over-development is our modern fool's gold.
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17. PLOW


Artist: Emmett Culligan
Station: County Line
Dedication: 2006

A free-standing sculpture of an old fashioned plow was designed to recognize the use of this land. The plow sits in a landscaped area that is half prairie grasses and half rows of crops near the bottom of the stairs leading to the pedestrian bridge on the east side of I-25. 
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Sun Stream

Artist: Ray King
Station: Lincoln
Dedication: 2006

A series of iridescent, dichotic glass panels were placed on the south side of the five-level parking structure. The glass panels change color depending on the time of year and time of day. 
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19. Willow


Artist: Curtis Pittman
Station: Sky Ridge
Dedication: 2018

Willow describes the connotation or feeling evoked by this tail and graceful piece. Nestled at the edge of the station plaza area, this sculpture takes aesthetic cues from the local prairie grasses, autumn's Quaking Aspen trees, and Colorado ranch life.
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20. End of Line

End of Line

Artist: Erik Carlson, Erica Carpenter
Station: RidgeGate
Dedication: 2019

The translucent grid arrangement depicts the cattle brands that were once the code for ranches that dominated the local landscape. The top represents the past, and as the code continues, it becomes modern-day computer language.
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Harmonic Pass: Denver

Artist: Christopher Janney
Station: Southmoor
Dedication: 2006

A multi-dimensional interactive piece includes colored lights along the pedestrian tunnel walls under I-25 on the way to the station. Each of the lights has emanating sounds that are started when someone walks by them. A riddle in the tunnel, that when solved by stepping in front of the lights in the correct order, will congratulate the winner by playing a light and sound melody. 
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Artist: Gregory Gove
Station: Yale
Dedication: 2006

A series of compositions are scattered across the wall between the Park-n-Ride and the rail platform, which relate to one another. "My idea for the Yale Station wall came out of my thinking about the constant shifting and changing of communities as various people travel to and from them via the rail system," said artist Gregory Gove.
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Big Boots

Artist: Ries Niemi
Station: Colorado
Dedication: 2006

A pair of seven-foot stainless steel cowboy boots draw their inspiration from Native American rug designers, Mexican Pitiado patterns, Pueblo Deco architecture of the 1930's and Gene Autry's stage wear. They sit side by side between the rail station and the Park-n-Ride on the east end.
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Reflective Discourse

Artists: John Goe with Larry Argent
Station: University
Dedication: 2006

A series of blue steel panels with cut-out words reflect community, motion, learning, and education. The color blue in the artwork conveys confidence and importance and has a logical connection to nature—the sky. The steel panels are in the pedestrian tunnel inside the parking structure and on the wall on the University of Denver side of the parking structure. 
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Stange Machine

Artist: Ira Sherman
Station: Louisiana-Pearl
Dedication: 2006

An overhead, kinetic sculpture can be turned by an orb on the station platform. It is a tubular metal with blue neon highlights and resembles a train wheel in motion. This sculpture is one of the first-ever public outdoor monumental kinetic sculptures in Colorado that the viewer can set into motion. 
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The Welcoming Committee

Artist: Elaine Calzolari
Station: I-25 & Broadway
Dedication: 1997

These three modernistic granite monuments were created from sculptures salvaged from demolished buildings. Some of the main components include materials from an old mausoleum, fragments from granite quarries and other architectural remnants. Calzolari's vision for this sculpture was to inject humor and add the stamp of humanity in an almost sleek, manufactured environment. The sculptures stand in the island south of the bus gates. 
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Hand Up

Artist: Scott Donohue
Station: Alameda
Dedication: 1998

Two statues show diversity and history throughout the world. Each figure is made up of different patterned sections and makes a composite of many people from various cultures, races and times. The statues are located northwest of the bus drop-off area. 
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Artist: Emanuel Martinez
Station: 10th & Osage
Dedication: 2003

The sculpture is a synthesis of images that represents Mexican culture through the 1960s civil rights movement, to the United Farm Workers labor struggle and the urban Chicano movement. The sculpture is located on the lawn north of the station plaza. 
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Bookmark Denver Colorado

Artist: Donna Billick
Station: Colfax at Auraria
Dedication: 2002

Two terrazzo benches with book replicas are bench backs and seats. The images on the bench backs portray Denver and the state of Colorado. The theme of the books was selected to honor the multiple institutions committed to the education and enlightenment of their community. The benches are on the plaza between the rail tracks and the campus. 
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Doing Your Dance in Denver

Artist: Dwight Atkinson
Station: Theater District-Convention Center
Dedication: 2005

An interactive light installation using sensors and light helps visitors perform their own "Dance of Denver." As a dancer operates the system, a variety of illustrations and slogans light up on the stainless steel mirror, providing amusement and faux guidance, whimsically defining the three areas of Denver dance: commerce, nature and sport. The installation is adjacent to the southbound boarding area. 
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Artist: Darrell Anderson
Station: 25th & Welton and 27th & Welton
Dedication: 1996

Five Points’ legacy of great music and community served as the inspiration for these colorful mosaics, located on the rail station access ramps. 
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Lady Doctor

Artist: Jess DuBois
Station: 30th & Downing
Dedication: 1998

This sculpture pays tribute to the first African-American doctor licensed in the State of Colorado, Dr. Justina Ford. During Dr. Ford's 50 years of practice, she delivered over 7,000 babies. The artwork is located on the plaza along Downing Street. 
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People Hereabouts

Artist: Jack Unruh
Station: Evans
Dedication: 2000

The Overland Neighborhood Association presents a series of text and image historical vignettes about the area in an outdoor museum exhibit. Over 70 small panels are mounted to five colorful steel kiosks standing between the rail plaza and the Park-n-Ride. People Hereabouts is an exhibit to remind you that you are making history! 
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Glass Panel Windscreen

Artist: David Weber
Station: Englewood
Dedication: 2000

The glass panel windscreen in the center of the platform portrays the interaction between the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of society and the entropy caused by time. According to artist Ray Tomasso, the subject matter of the windscreen includes, "fragments that shift across the subconscious leaving only a shadow, an essence of a patina, the dust found in a crack, a word left behind, flotsam found along a lost highway, the desk of an unknown and forgotten author, link from a lost love, broken dreams of neon…" 
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Artist: Sheridan Schools
Station: Oxford-City of Sheridan
Dedication: 2000

A multi-color mosaic adorns the retaining wall at the Oxford - City of Sheridan Rail Station. Each of the one thousand 12" x 12" ceramic tiles in the mosaic depicts a form of transportation and was hand-drawn by a child from one of four schools in the Sheridan School District. The schools included Alice Terry Elementary, Fort Logan Elementary, Sheridan Middle School and Sheridan High School. 
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Artist: Michelle Lamb
Station: Littleton - Downtown
Dedication: 2000

Measuring 40' x 7' tall, the Littleton - Downtown Rail Station mural was painted on eight individual metal panels installed on the wall west of the platform leading to the Park-n-Ride. The inspiration for the mural comes from the book Settlement to Centennial by Robert McQuarie and from a wealth of archive photos and information at the Littleton Historical Museum. The mural depicts over 50 historical structures, most of which exist less than five minutes from the rail station. The seasons in the mural change from spring to winter and the light from morning to night as you look from left to right. 
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The Silver Band of Present Time

Artist: Robert Tully
Station: Littleton - Mineral
Dedication: 2000

The themes of technology and the environment are captured in the solar-powered clock tower at the Littleton - Mineral rail station between the pedestrian bridge and the stairway to the Park-n-Ride. The vastness of time is glue that lets us live with so many rational unknowns; the present is a source of enlightenment, contentment, creativity and knowledge.
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Seven Sisters

Artist: Dave Griggs
Station: Pepsi Center-Elitch Gardens
Dedication: 2002

Seven whimsical sculptures were designed to acknowledge the playful attractions of the Platte Valley. The commission was a joint project with the Denver Urban Renewal Authority.
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Pig Skins

Artist: Troy Corliss
Station: Broncos Stadium at Mile High
Dedication: 2002

Five oversized terrazzo footballs tilted in different angles give the appearance of wobbling balls on the main plaza of the rail station. Each football represents a different era in the development of the "pigskin." 
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Artist: Donna Billick
Station: Auraria West
Dedication: 2003

A gateway arch is between the station and the Auraria Higher Education campus suggests the transformation education provides the students in their journey into the world of opportunities. The items on the arch are a compilation of sports balls, a gold nugget and maize representing important elements from the past and present in Auraria's history. 
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Artist: Michael Clapper
Station: Decatur - Federal
Dedication: 2013

A series of three sandstone sculptures feature children's handprints pressed into the piece. The handprints come from the local children in the neighborhood. The sculptures are located west of the bus gates in the plaza area. 
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Illuminating Path

Artist: Jose Aguirre
Station: Knox
Dedication: 2013

Woven together with thousands of half-inch mosaic pieces, this art was carefully pieced together by local students at La Academia in Denver with oversight from the artist. This uniquely-cultured piece rests on the retaining wall at Knox Court Station spanning 23 individual panels, each 30 inches tall by 60 inches wide. 
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Artist : Joshua Wiener
Station: Perry
Dedication: 2013

Paralleling the W Line, this piece is made of stone and LED lights. Illuminated at night, the dual pieces serve as a beacon, lighting the way down to the Perry Station. 
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Gift of Rain

Artist: John Flemming
Station: Sheridan
Dedication: 2013

As Colorado is a relatively dry state and with an artist from Seattle, Washington, it’s no surprise that he would give us the Gift of Rain. This dynamic piece—made of steel cables, aluminum and prismatic reflective strips 24 inches to 48 inches long—falls like rain on the east side of the Sheridan Bridge at Sheridan Station. 
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Lakewood Legacy Trees

Artist: Lonnie Hanzon
Station: Lamar
Dedication: 2013

These five sculptured trees emulate the historical elements of the neighborhoods surrounding the Lamar Station, which include agriculture and transportation components.
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Rain and Sun

Artist: John Rogers
Station: Lakewood - Wadsworth
Dedication: 2013

Symbolic of Colorado’s weather patterns, these two “chandeliers” hang over the staircases leading up to the station platform on the east and west side of Wadsworth. The glass captures light at different times of day and night with ever-changing effects. 
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Ha-no-oo Start Calendar

Artist: Scott Parsons
Station: Lakewood - Wadsworth
Dedication: 1997, 2003

Originally located at 16th and California Station, the 500-square-foot granite mosaic walkway was moved to the Lakewood•Wadsworth Station in February 2013. The title of the piece, Ha-no-oo, is the Arapahoe word for "galaxy." Just as the stars are used for navigation, artist Scott Parsons relates the rail station as "a metaphor for navigation." The mosaic itself represents the 10,000-year history of native migrations as displayed in the night skies above Colorado, recorded in 21 indigenous languages. 
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Winds of Change

Artist: Mike Squared Mosaics
Station: Garrison
Dedication: 2013

Mosaic panels stretch along 20 sections of the wall at the Garrison station portraying the passage of time from prehistoric days to the present, tied together with white tile “wind”. Whimsical tiles gathered from the community and other various places are embedded into the artwork, making it fun to see from the train as well as up-close. 
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Tread Lightly

Artist: Joshua Wiener
Station: Oak
Dedication: 2013

A series of seven colorful steel boats suspended on whimsical legs “tread” across the station plaza, taking viewers away to another place. This unusual artwork catches the eye from the train, the parking lot and the adjacent street. 
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Color Field

Artist: Ivan Depena
Station: Federal Center
Dedication: 2013

This artwork is meant to convey a dysfunctional sundial with varied glass that casts ever-changing patterns of color across more than 100 feet of ramps, stairs, and walkways. Each of the 18 "tree-like" installations change constantly and have a direct relationship with the landscape and the solar system. The glass pieces vary in size position and with the varying angles of the sun throughout the year, they serve as a mechanism to produce an ever-evolving experience. 
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Look Ahead

Artist: Aphidoidea
Station: Red Rocks College
Dedication: 2013

This sculpture is symbolic of the exchange point between Red Rocks Community College and the surrounding communities. Red Rocks Community College is a beacon of knowledge and a point of arrival into higher learning, while simultaneously it is a point of departure into opportunity. The two large undulating planes suggest the motion of arriving and departure into a journey of opportunity. 
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Stained Glass Clock

Artist: Ball-Nogues Studio
Station: Jefferson County Government 
Dedication: 2013

Four sections of the parking structure have a digital clock that reflects the correct time onto the ground below, replicating the history of clocks at train stations in a new unique way. The location of the reflection will vary throughout the day and year. Each 8 foot by 8 foot panel will feature colored glass along with “smartglass” which will keep the time.
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Artist: Brian Brush
Station: 41st & Fox
Dedication: 2017

This metallic structure takes visual cues from the surrounding landscape to produce a dynamic and technical object symbolic of the image identity of Denver. 
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Roots Crossing

Artist: Bimmer Torres
Station: Pecos Junction
Dedication: 2017

Roots Crossing combines paint, tile, and painted steel to create a colorful display of many different modes of transportation and the people who use the station. One of Denver's master urban artist/muralist created art for the retaining wall, bridge pier and pedestrian ramp walls at the commuter rail station.
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Artist: Addison Karl
Station: Clear Creek-Federal
Dedication: 2017

The largest piece in RTD’s artwork collection, this mural combines spray paint and acrylic paint to enhance the retaining wall. The art is 190 feet long by 28 feet high. The materials Karl used included MTN 94s spray paint, acrylic paint, and a paint sprayer. "My intent is to integrate art into the existing environment, creating harmony, balance, and adding life to an otherwise colorless wall while also encouraging the viewer to consider space, culture and the larger world," Karl said. 
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Gold Pour

Artist: Aaron T. Stephan
Station: 60th & Sheridan - Arvada Gold Strike
Dedication: 2017

Glass and gold mosaic tiles were used to depict gold pouring over the platform wall. The piece was inspired by Colorado’s rich history related to gold where it was first discovered in our state.
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Track Bone

Artist: Frank Swanson
Station: Olde Town Arvada
Dedication: 2017

A beautiful installation playing off of the idea that transit is the backbone of the community, one that creates connections through its tracks. Franke Swanson's work for the Olde Town Arvada Station on the G Line is in the station's transit plaza, off of Grandview Avenue. Made of Colorado rose red granite, it's dimensions are 4.5 feet x 7 feet x 28 feet. Frank Swanson of Swanson Stone been has been providing the highest quality custom stone creations for many of the finest residences and institutions in Colorado for more than 20 years. 
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Chromatic Harvest

Artist: Shane Allbrighton and Norman Lee
Station: Arvada Ridge 
Dedication: 2017

A vibrant, kaleidoscopic effect connects Arvada’s agricultural past with its dynamic present. "A vibrant, kaleidoscopic effect connects Arvada's agricultural past with its dynamic present. We envision an artistic gesture that features agricultural landscapes in an array of abstracted kaleidoscopic compositions," the artists explain. "This effect is presented on 'folded' ceramic steel panels, to create a lenticular effect that changes with the viewer's perspective. These folded panels will be integrated onto the Arvada Ridge commuter rail station plaza wall and the east underpass wall." 
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Anchored By Place

Artist: Michael Clapper
Station: Wheat Ridge - Ward Road
Dedication: 2017

This realistic take on wheat is perfectly placed on the walkway between the Park-n-Ride and the station emulating an artistic approach to growing wheat. Anchored by Place is featured at the end-of-line Wheat Ridge and Ward commuter rail station along the G Line. The artwork measures 23 feet x 45 feet x 6 feet and is made of stainless steel and anodized brass. Clapper explains his art: "I feel that my work, created mostly from carved stone and fabricated steel, tells its story through a visual language of dignified restraint. By using materials such as stone, metal and carved graphics, I intentionally compose a natural palette of color, pattern and texture that are inherent within the materials themselves. But it is my ability to provide public artworks that convey the site's story through a powerful simplicity of form that I am most proud." 
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