You may not know the name Lawrence Argent, but you likely know his work.
The Colorado sculptor was behind Denver’s big blue bear. The 60-year-old died unexpectedly on Wednesday.
Titled “I See What You Mean,” Argent’s 40-foot-tall bear peeking into the Colorado Convention Center has been an iconic public artwork since it was installed in 2005. Larger-than-life animals were one of his hallmarks. The artist also created a 20-foot-tall rabbit in the middle of the Sacramento International Airport and a 49-foot-tall panda hanging from a building in China.
Click through the photo gallery to see some of Argent’s work.