Client: Albuquerque Arts Commission
Location: Albuquerque, NM, United States
Completion date: 2007
Artwork budget: $640,000
Jim Hirschfield and sonya Ishii, LLC
Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, LLC
When driving through the Petroglyph monument drivers become aware of a new reality. The design of the road reveals that one is traveling through an out of the ordinary place. We did this through a variety of enhancements that included color tiles, landscaping, etched stainless steel animal images, accordion walls, light boxes, and a pedestrian land bridge. Our intent was for this new chapter in the monument’s history to be a chapter that while different, does not deny its past.
To prove an artwork experience that was both interesting and respectful of its site in the Petroglyph National Monument
A Design Team Effort between two landscape architecture firms, two structural engineering firms, Albuquerque's DOT, and the artists.