Sculpture defaced days before artist passes away

Someone cut off the tail feathers and defaced the sculpture in Glenwood Springs.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Police in Glenwood Springs are looking for whoever vandalized a 26-thousand dollar sculpture.

The tail feathers of a large bronze eagle that sits on Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs were severed off, defacing the sculpture.

Police Chief Terry Wilson says it happened sometime before Oct. 16th.

Wilson says whoever destroyed the public art did it just days before the artist, 76-year-old Chuck Weaver, passed away.

"It's a beautiful piece of sculpture and as bad luck would have it, the gentleman who crafted that piece of art passed away right about the same time the damage occurred, so it's a real shame for his legacy as well," Wilson said.

Along with the Eagle statute, a second piece of public art was also destroyed in front of Glenwood's city hall.

Police are looking for any information that will help them find whoever is responsible.

(© 2015 KUSA)


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