Created by Concrete Couch and Smokebrush Foundation, ‘Alan’s Odd Duck’ was initially conceived as a remembrance of one young man who was taken early in life. It has transformed into a community collaboration to honor the lives of the many persons taken too soon as children or young adults. The project also celebrates the unique, odd and quirky characteristics that every child (and former child) experiences. Based off of a painting of a very odd duck, created by Alan Mahaffey when he was a young boy, local artists and young people from a local community prep high school will use it as a model to build the Odd Duck along with the public arts expertise of Concrete Couch and The Smokebrush Foundation. This addition to the Colorado Springs public art collection is located at Acacia Park adjacent to another of Smokebrush’s contributions to the region’s public art, The Uncle Wilber Fountain.