Colorado's 19th-century gold rush brought many prospectors who hoped to strike it rich. The Colorado Capitol's gold dome seems to have done the same.
A giant, blue miner has arrived in Denver, and later today he will wield his pickaxe in a parking lot just east of the Capitol. "Prospector" is an inflatable sculpture by artist Chad Person.
It will remain up until early November as part of a pop-up art exhibition put on by Denver organization Black Cube.
“It’s a monument speaking to our relationships to economies, prospecting and the new frontier of digital commerce,” curator Cortney Lane Stell told CPR in September.