Through the Eye of the Needle

Rik Sargent’s sculpture—which consists of a flat, vertical ring with a hawk through its middle, perched on a pedestal scattered with Ullr coins—is quintessentially Breckenridge, an amalgam of symbols borne of the artist’s love for the town. The stone at its base is local, “the hawk is of the land, and the Ullr coins are of the soul,” he explained. To make the coins, he made molds from original Ullr coins that date back to the town’s earliest 1960’s-era Ullr Fest celebrations. The work was a joint commission by Alpine Bank and the Town of Breckenridge.

Commissioned by Alpine Bank and the Town of Breckenridge