ORACLE OF THE LAKE

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Client: TOWN OF FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ

Location: FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2004

Artwork budget: $85,000

Project Team

Artist

Lyle London

Public Art Agent

Mayor and City Council of Fountain Hills AZ

Overview

The town of Fountain Hills Arizona wanted a sculpture to welcome and entertain visitors to their new Town Hall entry rotunda. I won a competition with my proposal for the 'Oracle of the Lake' sculpture. The 14' high piece was fabricated in my studio in aluminum and painted with a magenta/green color shifting paint. I felt this color range represented to intense colors of the surrounding Sonoran Desert.

Goals

The sculpture was central in creating a non controversial and welcoming spirit in the beautiful rotunda with it's incredible oculus skylight directly overhead the piece.

Process

I did submit a CAD created color rendering with several paint schemes and the magenta/green color shift was deemed the most appropriate.