Untitled (Blue and Orange Steps)

Denver Public Art 1%

The artist, Gerald Cross, joined the CU-Boulder faculty in 1960, as an instructor of design in the fine arts, architecture and environmental design departments. In 1966, he was named head of the design program. His silkscreen graphic prints were featured in a solo show on campus and he exhibited his art, particularly prints that paid homage to the severe mathematics of 1970s minimalist art. Mr. Cross's best-known piece is this abstract sculpture of oxidized steel and blue Plexiglas cubes, which is located in a small park near the intersection of Speer Boulevard and West Colfax.