Monday, February 09, 2009

Come on Denver!

Get with the program. It's a statue for crying out loud.
Alternate monikers suggested for the horse with the glowering eyes include "Bluecifer," "Satan's Steed" and "Blue Devil Horse."
Bluecifer. Heh.

When I saw the picture I thought it looked somewhat familiar, and wondered where I had seen something similar before. According to Wikipedia, Luis Jiménez, a sculptor was killed making this piece. Maybe the Bluecifer moniker is accurate after all. At any rate, it was based on a sculpting of his named Mesteño which is on display at my alma mater, Oklahoma. The one on the Oklahoma campus is just a wee bit smaller, coming in at approximately 8 feet in height (as compared to the 32 feet of the Denver airport sculpture). It's current location is outside OU's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. There are pictures on flickr here (daytime) and here (nighttime). Why the nighttime shot? Take a look for yourself, and that's not photoshopped either.

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