Client: Esser Studios and Brookfield Residential
Location: Avondale, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2020
Artwork budget: $65,000
Esser Studios, LLC
“Wolf Moon” is a public art sculpture sited at Hay Moon Park, Avondale, Arizona, with dimensions of 16’ x 16’ x 9’. 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.
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.