Client: Sky Harbor Airport
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2008
Artwork budget: $200,000
John Randall Nelson
Nelson Public Art
Public Art Agent
City of Phoenix
Sky Harbor Airport
Steel, cement block, and ceramic tile, 100’ x 15’ x 12’. A public art streetscape located at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, AZ. Designed to incorporate the oral and written histories of “Golden-gate” barrio, which was paved over due to the expansion of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
The goal of this project was to create a commemorative landmark for the Golden-Gate barrio, which was paved over due to the expansion of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Designed to incorporate written and oral histories of residents of the Golden-Gate barrio, La Memoria Vive is the end result of a collaboration between Phoenix Public Art, the stakeholders, and our studio.
La Memoria Vive/Memory Lives On. Steel, cement block, and ceramic tile, 100’ x 15’ x 12’. “We were moved, the Golden-gaters, swept away carelessly, like tossing away old shoes.”