A Miner’s Dream

Robert Tully’s collection of sculptures, installed in 1994 as part of the Blue River reclamation project, uses natural materials combined with steel to represent our interaction with nature over time. Several are intended for child play—including a split granite boulder with the negative of a human figure carved into it, a polished stone slide, and a miner’s cabin sunk into the earth so kids can crawl into the attic. A cobble column along the Blue River and a carved boulder set in the river itself further unite people with the landscape.

Commissioned by the Town of Breckenridge