Add some art to your afternoon with a detour past Commons Park

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A striking series of bronze sculptures recently went on display along Commons Park, near the South Platte River, bringing the vision of a renowned Mexican sculptor to Denver.

The sun shines through the hollowed-out skull of a bronze sculpture by Jorge Marín in Commons Park.

The sun shines through the hollowed-out skull of a bronze sculpture by Jorge Marín in Commons Park. (Andrew Kenney / Denverite)

Known as Wings of the City, the display includes nine pieces by Jorge Marín.

Here’s the artist himself:

The Mexican Cultural Center and the Denver office of the Consulate General of Mexico helped arrange the project. The Riverfront Park Community Foundation also was a sponsor.

A bronze sculpture by Jorge Marín perches in Commons Park. (Andrew Kenney / Denverite)

A bronze sculpture by Jorge Marín perches in Commons Park. (Andrew Kenney / Denverite)

The works previously stood at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, while the originals stand along the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City.

They’ll be on the Commons Park promenade along Little Raven Street until September, according to Mark Bernstein, downtown area planner for Denver Parks and Recreation.

“It was always kind of imagined that the promenade could become an art walk,” he said. For now, it is.