New Jersey artist Tasha Lewis installs her series "The Herd" inside the renovated Old Masonic Hall for the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

(Corey H. Jones/CPR News)

Denver's blue bear and blue mustang are popular topics of discussion when it comes to Colorado's public art. But you may spot some other blue wildlife in the high country this week during the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.

Artist Tasha Lewis installed part of her series "The Swarm" near chairlifts at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

(Courtesy Tasha Lewis)

Organizers of the 10-day event invited Tasha Lewis out to the mountain town to install two of her temporary public art series. The New Jersey artist creates butterflies and deer using a cyanotype-like fabric (think: blueprints). And the pieces have traveled around the country and even the world, running through buildings or fluttering on to ski lifts.

The public art intends to turn the idea of taxidermy on its head, as Lewis tells CPR's Andrea Dukakis on Colorado Matters.

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