By The Denver Egotist / /
The Colorado Wildlife Council has partnered with local artist AJ Davis to educate Coloradans on the benefits of wildlife management and conservation. Through the interactive augmented reality mural, the Council hopes to engage viewers with Colorado wildlife information and facts. The mural is located at 1114 Acoma Street in Denver.
The mural features two animals, the elk and cutthroat trout. Colorado is home to three subspecies of native cutthroat: the Rio Grande, the Colorado River and the renowned Greenback — which was designated Colorado’s state fish in 1996. Elk are a significant part of the Colorado landscape, where we boast the largest elk population in the world thanks to successful conservation, monitoring and research.
To view the AR mural, use the camera on your phone to scan the below QR code to activate the experience. When activated, you can watch the animals come to life on your phone or take a selfie as an elk.
AJ Davis is a multidisciplinary artist from Denver specializing in mural production, casting and metal fabrication. AJ graduated with a BFA in sculpture from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013. In 2016, he founded Project Street Gold and has worked alongside internationally renowned artists including Nychos, Mike Giant and Fabian “Bane” Florin to create limited edition series of cast metal sculpture. Outside of the United States, AJ has painted walls in Europe, Indonesia and Central America.