Andy Dufford, the Lead Artist at Chevo Studios was chosen to create and install public art as part of the Auraria Library renovation project. 1% of the $27M state funded portion of the Auraria Library renovation project budget was allocated to the acquisition of public art. The design submitted by Chevo Studios is a play on the metaphor of a seed of thought and wisdom that originates in the Library, and moves out into the world. Native Colorado stones will transect the Library - “pinning” the building in to the Colorado landscape. The stones will feature relief carvings of native Coloradan plants.