Artist: Margie Romero Rick Year: June 2015
Rick feels that the Columbine represents the state of Colorado as well as the Pike’s Peak region. The sculpture attracts people as it is a one-of-a-kind and unique representation of Pike’s Peak and Colorado Springs’ importance to the state of Colorado history. Native to Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Columbine had blue-violet petals and spurs, a white cup and a yellow center. Blue is a symbol of the sky, white represents snow, and yellow symbolizes Colorado’s gold mining history. Discovered in 1820 on Pike’s Peak by mountain climber Edwin James, the Rocky Mountain Columbine was designated the official state flower in 1899.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80918
Medium type: Powder-Coated Steel