Beaded Circle Crossing

Denver Public Art 1%

The sculpture derives its form from the lodges, tipis, and beadwork of Native Americans, as well as from the bridges of Eiffel and Calatrava. The central upper rectangle is symbolic of the iridescent screens of spliced glass tubes alternating with "bugle bead" shapes. The gathering of the poles around the helix of yellow glass may be seen as a sun symbol or as the central hole at the top of a tipi.