Client: Esser Studios and Brookfield Residential
Location: Avondale, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2020
Artwork budget: $65,000
Esser Studios, LLC
Wolf Moon,16’ x 16’ x 9’, Painted steel, concrete and LED lights. Sited at Hay Moon Park, Avondale, AZ, 2020.
Wolf Moon is a homage to the Mexican Grey Wolf, the Coyote and the Grey Fox. All three of these feral Canids inhabit the surrounding desert.
This abstracted desert dog echoes the native landscape and the sunset glow of the Sonoran desert.
The goal of this project was to create a signature landmark for Hay Moon Park in Avondale, AZ.
The Public Art collection at Alamar in Avondale, AZ. is a collaboration between Brookfield Residential and the City of Avondale. After meeting with the stakeholders, three different design directions were proposed. With feedback from the design committee, the desert wolf/ full moon proposal was agreed upon. Wolf Moon is the end result of a collaboration between the stakeholders and the artist.
"The privilege of owning valuable art is all too often reserved for the rich and famous, but at Alamar, every resident is a collector. Just walk down the street to the neighborhood park to glimpse a one-of-a-kind sculpture by one of Arizona’s greatest living artists including John Randall Nelson, Mary Shindell, Melissa Martinez, Fausto Fernandez, Neil Borowicz and Roy Wasson Valle." Jim Poulin – Phoenix Business Journal.