Big Blue Bear


Denver's Big Blue Bear

I see what you mean

Visit the 40 foot high Blue Bear peeking into the Colorado Convention Centre, installed to add a sense of fun and playfulness to the city. The Blue Bear is the creation of local artist Lawrence Argent and after being installed in 2005, has since become a genuine city icon. This work of art is actually titled 'I see what you mean' but everyone simply calls it the big blue bear.

The bear is peeking into Denver's Convention Centre and the idea came to the artist when he saw a photo in the newspaper of a black bear looking into someones house through a window. Originally the bear was going to reflect the colours of Colorado; sandstone colours, but when the printout of the design came back blue by mistake, Lawrence Argent thought "this is way more exciting".