(Colorado Springs, CO) Downtown Colorado Springs has a vibrant art scene with numerous galleries, outdoor sculptures, and murals. One well-liked art series is the Humpty Dumpty sculptures.
The first bronze egg statue, H.D. (Humpty Dumpty), arrived in Colorado Springs in 2002 as part of the Art on the Streets program. H.D. sits outside the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Avenue) in a convenient location where fans can easily take photos with him.
This sculpture was so popular that local businesses commissioned more pieces from the artist, Kimber Kiebiger.
There are currently seven Humpty Dumpty characters on East Colorado Ave and South Tejon Street. Several are sitting on the exterior of the Plaza of the Rockies building (111 S. Tejon Street) facing Colorado Avenue. Another is hanging upside down on a nearby parking garage, and the seventh is across the street.
The egg sculptures include "Eggie the Eagle" (the skier), "Maestro" (the violinist), "Chef" (the pizza chef), "Caviar" (the fisherman), "My Egg Benedict" (the cover photo), "Great Fall" (the upside-down egg), and "Egghead" (the egg with crossed legs reading a book).
You will find another Humpty Dumpty sculpture a few blocks east on Wahsatch and Colorado Avenue. "Eggcited" is on the southwest corner.
For twenty-four years, Art on the Streets has played an integral role in adding beauty and color to the public spaces in downtown Colorado Springs. This program provides valuable exposure to the artist and new outdoor art pieces for the Colorado Springs community. It is a win-win for everyone.
In the case of Kimber Kiebiger, one creative and fun bronze egg sculpture ("H.D.") has led to several commissions in Colorado Springs, and I hope to see more.
Are there any Humpty Dumpty sculptures I'm missing? Please let me know in the comments below.
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