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Bullet and Suspect

Client: Denver Crime Lab

Location: Denver, CO, United States

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $350,000

Project Team


Cliff Garten


Denver Crime Lab


Bullet and Suspect are two monumental sculptures for each of the two atriums in the Denver Crime Lab that recognize criminologist’s work in broad conceptual strokes. The sculptures are made of hundreds of laser cut brushed aluminum plates strung on cables. Bullet is an abstraction of the spiral rifling of a gun barrel and trajectory of a bullet, two forms found in the ballistics lab, while the two inverted strands of spiraling material that comprise Suspect in the buildings north atrium, imply the serial digital scanning that ends when two strands of DNA are matched.


To activate this space.