ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Psyche (the butterfly), 2010
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Donald Lipski
Collection
State of Colorado Public Art
Owner
Auraria Higher Education Center
Materials
Steel, stainless mesh, test tubes filled with resin
Dates
  • 2010
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Psyche - An Installation - Donald Lipski
Description
Psyche (the butterfly) is suspended in the “knuckle” area connecting the old with the new building. To the ancient Greeks, Psyche not only meant butterfly but also soul, inspiring the connection between the organic and the elevated aspirations of the heart. Through Donald Lipski’s research he discovered that the butterfly was also an important symbol to other civilizations, signifying rejuvenation, reincarnation, and love. Approximately 10,000 test tubes filled with pigmented acrylic, the...
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Location
777 Lawrence Way
denver, CO 80204
United States

Auraria Higher Education Center, Science Building Atrium
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