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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

234 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
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: 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.



"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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