Hilary DePolo, visual art consultant

visual art consultant

Lobbies and Exterior Space


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Lunar Reflect
bas-relief clay
39” x 39” x 2”
by Christopher Gryder


Providing Clients With:
Realist Paintings
Hand-Blown Glass
Original Prints

Hilary DePolo
Visual Arts Consultant
313 W. Second Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
303-722-8676 - voice
303-733-3636  - fax

Hilary DePolo has successfully provided art consulting and art asset management to a broad variety of clients and Fortune 500 Companies.





Earth and Sky I
acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”by Rebecca Koury


 The Pinnacle at City Park South


17th Ave. and Milwaukee St. entrance featuring:
Curiosity Sparks
steel and plexiglass
17.5’ x 15’ x 9’
by Barbara Baer
  Working with the team from Cherokee Development, Buchanan Yonushewski Group, Opus Northwest, Mercy Housing, the South City Park Neighborhood Committee and Denver Urban Renewal Authority, we placed two monumental sculptures at the redevelopment of Mercy Hospital. The redeveloped site highlights two residential towers, The Pinnacle at City Park South, and residential units, Retreat at the Park.

The team selected two spaces deemed appropriate for artwork, 17th Avenue at Milwaukee Street and 16th Avenue at Milwaukee Street. Along 17th Avenue is Curiosity Sparks (left) by Barbara Baer. Ms. Baer makes a connection to City Park, the Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Zoo, directly across from the residences. Hers is a statement about the fun, creativity, and release afforded by these honored institutions and The Pinnacle Towers’ new place among them. The sculpture speaks volumes about the South City Park neighborhood residents as a whole, who take every advantage of the beautiful grounds of City Park to walk pets, go for a jog, or have a picnic with the family.


Denver sculptor Michael Clapper was chosen to create the second work of art. The Pinnacle Towers and Retreat at the Park sit on the grounds of the former Mercy Hospital. Built by the Sisters of Mercy in 1901, the hospital helped fight the flu epidemic in early 20th century Denver and continued to serve the community until 1985.

This site, on 16th Avenue and Milwaukee Street, is meant to serve as a pedestrian corridor for the residents of the surrounding neighborhood and City Park. As such, the committee thought it befitting to place a sculpture that not only added beauty to the site, but also paid tribute to the hospital and its honored standing in the neighborhood. Clapper’s sculpture is a remembrance using a contemporary approach to materials and technique. Its design also ties in nicely to the height and sense of gravity exhibited by the surrounding structures.



16th Ave. and Milwaukee St. walk-through featuring:
Benevolent Foundation
dolomitic limestone and yule marble
14’ x 5’ x 5’
by Michael Clapper
photo: Michael Clapper



  In addition to the sculptures, we were charged with the task of displaying the cornerstone of Mercy Hospital in the central round-about. Below the cornerstone, we placed a bronze plaque commemorating the hospital’s history and service to the community.  

  Catlin Properties

detail of Earth in Autumn

El Dorado II second floor elevator lobby featuring:
Earth in Autumn
painted low-relief ceramic tiles
28” x 58”
by Carol Fennell

Catlin Properties is a commercial real estate firm with whom we have had the pleasure of working with on many occasions to beautify their building lobbies. Catlin understands that artwork is a finishing touch helping to make an outstanding first impression upon potential tenants and purchasers of their commercial spaces.

Pictured here are works that can be viewed from the second floor lobby of El Dorado II. For this location, Catlin chose artwork reflecting elements of nature.

Brightly-Colored Ash (right), a mobile by Jan Carson, is a suspended kinetic sculpture. Its placement above the building’s airlock allows it to shift with each breath of air produced by entry and exit of the building. The leaves resemble the trees standing directly outside and are multi-colored to reflect the seasons. Each arm of the mobile is independent and engineered to move freely without entanglement.



El Dorado II main lobby,
viewed from the second floor elevator lobby, featuring:
Brightly-Colored Ash
hand dyed silk and stainless steel wire
8’ x 10’ x 10’
by Jan Carson


Crossroads II main lobby featuring:
Glass Ribbons
fused glass
4.5” x 36” x 3”
by Joyce Van Loben Sels
  In contrast, Catlin selected abstract artwork for their Crossroads II building. The glass ribbons (left) hang on the wall opposite the elevators. The curves in the art echo the curve of the wall on which they hang, providing a sense of dimensionality. Their primary colors and reflective surfaces give the contemporary lobby a sense of energy which is held in check by their uniform shape and rhythm. As with all lobby and public art pieces, these are fastened securely with special hardware to discourage and prevent theft.  

  Lockton Companies, LLC

Lockton is a large, multinational, privately held company specializing in insurance and risk management services. Founded in 1966, they have a special interest in where they are headed and how they might grow. As a privately held company, Lockton is proud of its ability to serve clients without the interference of special financial interests.

The sculpture pictured to the right embodies the Company’s core integrity, its dedication to its customers, and its commitment to responsive customer service, according to the artist, David Griggs. This 15 foot column is the primary axis from which the other art elements emerge. These include an ascending "stairs", a radiating "fan", and a curvilinear "grid". The "grid" suggests Lockton’s ability to provide flexible coverage, the "stairs" describe the customer’s growth and development, and the "fan" is a protective and supportive element, reflecting Lockton’s commitment to essential supportive services, adds the artist.

With a 95% client retention rate, double-digit annual growth since its founding, and offices in 34 countries, Lockton clearly has reason to be proud and to expect further growth. This sculpture is a strong visual reinforcement of their business goals and practices.



7th floor to 6th floor stairwell featuring:
The Lockton Sculpture
wood, aluminum , steel, and polystyrene
15’ x 8’ x 5’
by David Griggs

Reception seating featuring:
Power Lines
oil on aluminum
24” x 24” (each)
by Mai Wyn Schantz


Mai Wyn is a Colorado artist whose work on aluminum speaks to Lockton’s marriage of traditional values and future change. Her Power Line paintings make a dramatic display for all visitors, clients, and employees who sit in the waiting area of the Lockton lobby.  

detail of Power Lines

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