Approved during the July 12 council meeting, the stone will be located in the park at 1899 S. Edmonds Lane, according to a city staff memorandum. The stone sculpture, which will cost $90,000, aims to represent the local Chin community, an ethnic group connected to the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar.
The sculpture will be interactive, inviting people to sit on it and include it in photographs.
Madeline Wiener, founder of The Marble Institute of Colorado, was chosen from among 39 proposals to create the sculpture. She is preparing a plan to meet with individuals and groups in the Chin community so she can accurately depict community influences in the sculpture. Carving of the sculpture is expected to begin this fall, according to the memo. The project is expected to be complete in late 2022.