Colorado Percent of Art - CODAworx

Colorado Percent of Art

Submitted by David Tonnesen

Client: Colorado Council on the Arts

Location: Pueblo, CO, United States

Completion date: 2009

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Colorado Council on the Arts


David Tonnesen


“Birds” Sculpture Detail. 14’Hx15’Wx8’D. Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, Robert Lee Hawkins Forensic Institute of Psychiatry. Public Art commissioned by the Colorado Council on the Arts. Installed 8/2008. A place-marking, entry sculpture in polychrome stainless steel and Cor-ten steel.


The client wanted a positive uplifting message for its troubled residents to be inspired by. I proposed an abstract flock of birds that soars upward conveying a positive and uplifting message to staff, residents and visitors.


The art selection committee was comprised of the staff and directors of the center.