La Veleta/The Weathervane
La Veleta/The Weathervane
La Veleta/The Weathervane
La Veleta/The Weathervane
La Veleta/The Weathervane
La Veleta/The Weathervane
La Veleta/The Weathervane

La Veleta/The Weathervane

Denver Public Art 1%


2019.1.1

“La Veleta” is a playful depiction of seven animal faces composed of colorful mosaic tiles stacked forty feet high, much like a totem pole. The seven animals; a bear, a lynx, a fox, a mountain lion, an owl, a ram and a snake, symbolize the diverse ecosystems found in Colorado as well as the diversity found in the surrounding neighborhoods. This artwork is meant to “watch” over and protect the communities that surround it. “La Veleta” means “weathervane” in Spanish and this piece is also meant to track the weather from the four directions.


Mary Valdez (was created by)
Karen Good (city project manager)
Jaime Molina (was created by)
Anthony Garcia, Sr. (was created by)
Benjamin Ball (was created by)
Jose Antonio Aguirre (was created by)
Jaime Molina (was created by)
Tres Birds Workshop (fabricator)
KL & A Structural Engineers And Builders (was created by)
Mayor Michael Hancock (was created by)