Client: Scottsdale Entrada
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2022
Artwork budget: $60,000
John Randall Nelson
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.
190" x 36" x 26"