Calypso by Annette Coleman


Artist Annette Coleman

Lakewood, Colorado
E. Chester St. & S. Public Road NE corner
stained glass, Thinset concrete, grout, steel base

Artist Statement

This sculpture is based on mythology and the memory of a carnival ride for inspiration. Calypso was a nymph in Greek mythology, who lived on the island of Ogygia, where, according to the Odyssey, she detained Odysseus for seven years. As you look deep into the patterns of colorful glass you too will lose yourself just as Odysseus, or twirled around on the Calypso carnival ride.

I love the bright colors of stained glass and the way you can cut curves and circles and play with shapes. I use recycled metal and cement for the substrate to insure long lasting, weather tolerant sculptures.