Squash Blossom, 2022. - CODAworx

Squash Blossom, 2022.

Client: Scottsdale Entrada

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2022

Artwork budget: $60,000

Project Team


John Randall Nelson




Ron Ruff

R.J. Ruff & Co.


Squash Blossom, at Scottsdale Entrada, is a private art sculpture inspired by the flower of the same name. Made of painted steel, the flower’s geometric shape reflects the geometry of the stone cairn upon which it sits.


This urban cairn (and its bloom) references the geologic shapes and the dusky glow of the Sonoran Desert. Spiritually, cairns represent balance, continuity, and confidence on the journey of life. Inspired by the history engraved desert landscape, our cairn marks a metaphorical trailhead; the entrance to Scottsdale Entrada.

Additional Information

190" x 36" x 26"