New art brings color to DIA’s Jeppesen Terminal

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DIA announced on Feb. 12, 2014 that this new vibrant work of art will be on display in the Jeppesen Terminal through the spring. (Photo: DIA)

DENVER — A new 14-foot sculpture has made its way to Denver International Airport, bringing a bit of color and vibrancy to one of the terminals.

Xólotl: Dios Perro is  constructed of brightly painted papier-mâché and modeled cardboard crafted by artist Óscar Becerra Mora, said DIA.

The work depicts a Mexican version of a fantastical creature and aims to highlight the artist’s traditional Mexican art process of Cartoneria, cardboard-making, said DIA.

The airport said the vibrant sculpture will be on display 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the center of the Jeppesen Terminal from February through spring.

“This sculpture depicts one of the fantastic characters born of myths from cultures around the world,” said Kim Day, DIA’s manager of aviation. “This creative and vibrant sculpture was created by our neighbors in Mexico and it’s going to be a stunning and intriguing conversation piece in the center of the terminal.”

Airport officials added that Xólotl is also part of the Arts & Culture Program at DIA, and the first of its kind to be on display in the United States.

Before making it’s way to the airport, DIA said the sculpture was on display at History Colorado as part of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas celebration.