(Colorado Springs, CO) Colorado Springs has a vibrant and growing art scene with fantastic galleries, art museums, and wonderful public art installations including the Humpty Dumpty sculptures.
Humpty Dumpty Moves to Colorado Springs
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) on a low wall where children, couples, families, and the occasional squirrel can get a photo with the cute egg.
The city later purchased Kimber Kiebiger's statue for a permanent display.
Humpty Dumpty Invites His Friends
H.D. was so popular that local businesses commissioned more pieces from Kiebiger and several whimsical eggs started popping up around town.
There are seven Humpty Dumpty characters in downtown Colorado Springs on East Colorado Ave and South Tejon Street. Five 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" (not pictured), "Great Fall" (the upside-down egg), and "Egghead" (the egg with crossed legs reading a book).
Another Humpty Dumpty sculpture, "Eggcited" (cover photo), is a few blocks east on the southwest corner of Wahsatch and Colorado Avenue.
First and Main Town Center on the northeast side of Colorado Springs also has two Humpty Dumpty sculptures. "Eggstraterrestrial" is in the traffic circle on South Carefree, and "Nest Egg" is sitting on a wall across the street from the Cinemark movie theater (3305 Cinema Point).
It has been over two decades since the first Humpty Dumpty arrived in Colorado Springs. Like many, H.D. loved his new city and invited his friends to join him. I hope more are on their way!