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Colorado Springs, Colorado: Octo-Maid: Metal Mermaid

"Iscariot" by Jackson Trace O'Connor is a giant rooftop mermaid built out of old galvanized light poles. O'Conner said he was inspired by reading a lot of comic books and watching television nature shows, and borrowed the name from a Smashing Pumpkins album. Meant to be uplifting, but looks scary to us.

Colorado Springs Traffic Management Center

Address:
234 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
Directions:
Colorado Springs Traffic Management Center. North side of Colorado Ave. just east of I-25. Turn north at the stoplight onto W. Colorado and take the ramp down to the parking area.
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Octo-Maid.

Octo-Maid: Metal Mermaid

As of 7/22/19 she is still there!

[Polly, 07/24/2019]

We thought Octo-Maid might be a temporary display, so it's nice to see her still entrancing passing traffic.

Octo-Maid.

Octo-Maid

"Iscariot" by Jackson Trace O'Connor. Amazing Matrix sentinel-looking rooftop sculpture viewable from Colorado Avenue.

[El Lorro, 07/03/2018]

Built in 2008 and originally displayed in Boston, so it may be temporary in Colorado.


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