Published: July 2, 2021

King Soopers Shooting memorial at Boulder Creek

The mass shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers on March 22 left the Boulder community reeling. For local artist Michael Grab (Soc’07), his natural response was to create art. 

For several days following the tragedy, 10 delicately balanced stone towers, one for each victim, stood quiet and tall in a slightly hidden spot in Boulder Creek, not far from Folsom Field. 

Grab creates his temporary art installations with nothing but stones, balance and concentration. 

“The true power of applying this art form in a memorial style like this exists very much in its transience,” he said on Instagram. “The fact that nothing lasts holds a very distinct style of almost melancholic beauty.”


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Photo by Glenn Asakawa