New sculptures by David Griggs light up Denver County Jail

DENVER - The newest art installation outside the Denver County Jail will help light up the area.

The art installation is called "Havana Lanterns."

The sculptures by David Griggs are made of durable painted steel and translucent fiberglass panels. At night, the integrated LED lighting turns the icons into what the city calls, "luminous beacons, embodying the guiding light of hope and rejuvenation."

“The art suggests fresh ways of interpreting the experiences of people who live and work in this area,” Griggs said. “By revealing these opportunities, the art can suggest alternatives to recidivism, and it can reflect upon the hope, renewal, and inspiration of new beginnings.”

Griggs is a Denver-based artist who has completed more than 50 commissioned works of art throughout the U.S.

The sculptures are on southeast corner of Smith Road and Havana Street.