Grizz II is constructed of steel and has been a guest at the intersection of Cascade and Pikes Peak Avenues since 2000. Much friendlier than his live counterpart, he is now a permanent resident of downtown, thanks to the 2011 Community Ventures purchase and subsequent donation to the city.
Richard Jagoda, a Colorado Springs native who works in both stone and steel, developed an interest in sculpture while living in Japan after World War II. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University and has taught design and drawing at CSU as well as at Durango High School and North Middle School in Colorado Springs.
Date created: c. 2000