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What's That?: Triceratops sculptures pop up in Golden

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 13:48:39-05

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GOLDEN, Colo. — A few weeks ago, several colorful triceratops sculptures popped up at the intersection of Highway 93 and 56th Avenue in Golden.

The four dinosaurs have gained a lot of attention and are the work of artist Pat Madison, who said the sculptures have a connection to Golden’s history.

“The triceratops roamed the Golden area and there’s also a Triceratops Trail along the Fossil Trace Golf Course in Golden and the Dinosaur Ridge,” Madison said.

Madison said the dinosaurs aren’t exact — they’re abstract.

He started working on the project before he knew where he would put them.

“Some friends own that property, so when they saw me working on the triceratops in my driveway — this is when I was working on a smaller one — they said, 'Hey, you should make a big one and put it on our property along Highway 93,'" Madison said.

Madison said he has other public art pieces on display along Clear Creek in Golden as well the Rotary Amphitheatre.

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