Sometimes on your (my) commute, you (I) get used to seeing things day in and day out. One of those things, until recently, was a huge steel sculpture of a bike at the corner of Bannock Street and Colfax Avenue, outside the McNichols Building.
The piece was designed by Ian Houghton. It’s titled “Elevated.” But colloquially it might be known as “The Art of Cycling” — that’s what was written under the sculpture. The big bike appeared to be emerging from a sheet of aluminum, which was meant to be a symbol of art and cycling merging together.
Anyway. It’s still here in Denver. If you miss it like I do, head over to City of Cuernavaca Park. It’s not in another city! It’s in a park named after one of our sister cities, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
“Elevated” was wheeled off to the park after the McNichols exhibit ended, according to Denver Arts & Venues. No one rode it there, according to common sense.