If you’ve been to Confluence Park recently, you may have noticed a new addition. It now homes Jeanne Quinn‘s public sculpture, “Sing and Glide“. Our collaboration with the artist involved sending the sculpture back and forth through the entire construction process. Firstly, she sent us styrofoam cutouts of the different sized bubbles. At our inventory bay, we inserted a socket and an all-thread rod. Additionally, we covered the styrofoam in 1” thick concrete through GFRC. After that, we sent the sculpture back to Quinn where she covered a majority of their surface in mosaic tiles. Our last contribution was installing the bubbles to the seat wall. At Confluence Park, Quinn finished adding the rest of the tiles.
In addition to the bubbles, Quinn installed multiple mosaics with embedded text saying, “Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide. – John Muir”. According to Quinn, the purpose of this sculpture was to bring people down to the level of the water where the Cherry Creek and South Platte intersect. We know this collaboration with Jeanne Quinn will make for another memorable area in Denver.