Denver International Airport is known for its unique variety of artwork.
The Blue Mustang put Denver on the map a few years ago. Now, even the surrounding buildings are joining the fun.
The airport announced Monday morning that a new piece called "Beacon" has been completed at one of their five on-site fire stations. Fire Station 35 is located just off of Peña Boulevard on East 75th Avenue.
"Beacon" was completed by Seattle-based artist Steve Gardner after an international call for artists that began back in 2014. Using laser-cut aluminum and fused glass work, Gardner created a work of art inspired by the Denver Fire Department's dedication to the airport and its travelers.
Gardner says his work is meant to create a sense of a "beacon," when backlit at night.
This creates the effect of a soft, shining light on the nearby neighborhoods and airport roads. Glass cast reliefs of some of the tools firefighters use were incorporated to the piece as a symbol of the station and their community.
The City and County of Denver paid for the $200,000 project as a part of the Denver Public Art Ordinance, which dedicates 1 percent of Denver's construction budget to new public art projects.