La Memoria Vive, 2008.

Submitted by John Randall Nelson

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Client: Sky Harbor Airport

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team

Artist

John Randall Nelson

Nelson Public Art

Public Art Agent

Donna Isaac

City of Phoenix

Museum Director

Lenee Eller

Sky Harbor Airport

Overview

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.

Goals

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.

Process

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.

Additional Information

La Memoria Vive/Memory Lives On. 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. “We were moved, the Golden-gaters, swept away carelessly, like tossing away old shoes.”