Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2022
John Randall Nelson
R.J. Ruff and Co.
Galvanized Steel, 6′ x 4′ x 6′
Like Edward Hick’s “Peaceable Kingdom”, here the Coyote lies with the Roadrunner, taking a break from his scripted role.
The title refers to Wile E. Coyote, the antagonist of the Roadrunner, but also gives a nod to William T. Wiley, the West Coast 60’s Funk artist.
“Birdsong for Wiley” also gives a stylistic nod to the abstract and pictographic petroglyphs that mark Arizona’s history engraved desert.