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Leaves of Grass

Morrison, Colorado

Tyler Aiello (http://www.tandmaiello.com)

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, ramp into amphitheater, 16351 County Rd. 93, Morrison, Colorado, 80465
Owner:  DOCA
Date:  2009
Placement:  amphitheaters (built works)
Collection:  Arts & Venues Denver: Public Art Program
Artwork Type:  outdoor sculpture
Material:  steel (alloy)
Description:  "Leaves of Grass" consists of a group of sculptures, inspired by the blades of prairie grasses and yucca leaves native to Red Rocks Park. The three oversized blades are fabricated from discs of durable, hand-forged, stamped steel. The discs are welded together and molded into the blade shapes, then wire-brushed and powder-coated in a patina that will complement the surrounding landscape. The angular arc shapes will echo the rock strata in the area and the ascending ramp to the Amphitheatre. Aiello’s artwork is an elegant and harmonious addition to the Red Rocks landscape.
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