Yet another successful day in 40 years recycling history of the University of Colorado’s Environmental Center! Today a 2-story-tall structure is being installed just outside the University Memorial Center. Designed by local artist Bruce Campbell, the sculpture is made completely using salvaged materials from the demolition of the Sibell-Wolle Fine Arts building and surrounding construction projects. The 20-foot-tall sculpture displays the beautiful wrapping of two staircases with each other to form a stunning dancing couple. More than $20,000 have gone into creating this sculpture that depicts CU’s sustainability efforts.
Dubbed “Flight of Stairs,” the amazing sculpture residing on the southwest corner of the Dalton Trumbo Fountain is here to celebrate the success of green efforts across campus. Nearly three years of dedication and hard work has gone in making the sculpture that can be viewed from the Environmental Center on the second floor of the UMC. Apart from months of searching for materials for construction, Campbell also took help from students, faculty and staff to assemble the artwork. A bronzed stone recovered from the demolition site has been used to hold a sign that clearly dedicates the sculpture to environmental efforts of the students of UMC.