Tools - CODAworx

Client: Denver Public Art

Location: Denver, CO, United States

Completion date: 2001

Project Team


Donald Lipski

Project Manager

John Grant

Public Art Services


For the Wellington Webb Municipal Building in Denver, Colorado artist Donald Lipski created a suite of sculptures that float in front of a 60′ tall limestone wall. This is the building where all the city workers of Denver work, and where the public come to interact with the city, getting permits, attending council meetings, etc. Lipski has used the tools that build and maintain the city in the creation of these sculptures including: fire axes, desk chairs, dust pans, computer screens, and many other tools.


Lipski was selected for his work with found object sculptures and was asked to look at the “tools” that are used to build the City and create art that reference this work. The resulting work lends new meaning as these tools are presented as beautiful objects as well as important tools in the creation of the City.