The whimsical humpty dumpy egg sculptures off Colorado Boulevard between Tejon and Pikes Peak have a strange history in Colorado Springs, especially having become the target of multiple vandalism accounts and pranks. They were originally created by artisan Kimber Fiebiger of Minneapolis who submitted one as an installation for the annual Art on the Streets program in 2003. The first one was called “Hump D” and sat in front of the Pikes Peak Center. Local businesses were impressed and commissioned additional ones. One was stolen in 2003, others vandalized over several years, and cost the city much in repairs and replacements. There are now four of them on south Tejon near Colorado Avenue. There is the one that sits on the wall, another playing a violin, another reading a book, and one toppling and hanging on for its life under the parking garage. Rating: 5 stars out of 5 (Visited 7/20/17)
There is another “humpty dumpty” at the green space across from the Carefree Circle Cinemark water park.
Additional Reading and References:
- Fox News 2017 Where do those humpty dumptys come from. Website referenced 7/21/17 at http://fox21news.com/2017/05/25/curious-colorado-where-did-those-humpty-dumpties-come-from/.
- Gazette 2008 Humpty Sculpture back together Again. Website referenced on 7/21/17 at http://gazette.com/humpty-sculpture-back-together-again/article/35605.
- Roadside America Website referenced 7/21/17 at http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/39136.
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