Jeff Gipe’s “Renegade Art”: Protesting Development Near Rocky Flats Plutonium Plant
When artist Jeff Gipe talks about his Cold War Horse – the renegade sculpture he created to protest the construction of a toll road and housing development near the former plutonium plant and superfund site Rocky Flats – what he has to say sounds incredible. The entire Rocky Flats’ story reads like a made-for-Hollywood movie, replete with leaking drums of nuclear waste, FBI raids, and so-called government cover-ups. Gipe grew up near the mysterious facility, leaving him with experiences he’ll never forget. To learn more, read Annie Pentilla’s blog post and visit the artist’s website.