Client: City of Scottsdale
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2020
Artwork budget: $5,000
I have always felt a fascination about the world around me; it is what initially drew me to art making. In the picking up of objects, I ask myself not only what something is, but what it could be. What is possible? What is my relationship to this and the world around me? This piece is meant to inspire others to ask these questions, to create an unexpected place of meditative self reflection for people who would normally just be passing by. The pedestal and monolithic size and posturing of the sculpture along with the high polished reflective sections juxtaposed to the organic textures is designed to give passers-by a moment of pause and reason to step in closer to examine the object. As the on-looker approaches they will be able to see themselves in the high polished sections, thus pulling the viewer into the visual field and casting them as part of the piece itself. The viewer will experience a disruption of everyday experience, a fragmentation of space, and a moment of wonder.
Part of the consideration was the location. Being so close to traffic the high polish area had to be minimal and away from oncoming traffic as to not blind any drivers during the brightness of the Arizona sun.