Directory Cover Art / 2

"Tidepool Mambo", 27 x 29 x 5, welded steel with patinas, enamel

My second submission for the Hidden in the Hills Directory cover. I used “Tidepool Mambo”, rotated 90 degrees from its normal hanging position. This sculpture incorporates layers of steel with rust, patinas and some spray enamels, introducing some new, vibrant colors. Much as the studio tour invites visitors to explore the art and the area, the layers of steel create a sense of mystery which also invite the viewer in. (This was not selected for this year’s cover.)

Hidden in the Hills Cover Art

"Desert Light Shift", 23 x 20 x 3 in., welded steel with patinas

Each year the Sonoran Arts League has a call for art for the Directory cover.  It’s been a few years since I’ve submitted. This year, I created a sculpture with this in mind—inspired by the mystery and light of the desert near Cave Creek. “Desert Light Shift” is layers of steel, hand cut and shaped, with patinas and heat coloring. (The work was not selected for the cover.)

Under the canopy

Artist bus shelter canopy, under construction

A first glimpse of the steel leaf canopies at the two bus shelters I designed.  Located at the SW and NE corners of Chandler Blvd. and Arizona Avenue, these shelters are part of the new bus rapid transit LINK system connecting riders to the light rail. To come: leaf-stamped concrete, translucent roof material lit by fiber optics, leaf and branch fiberglass shade screens and tall sculptures with dynamic fiber optic lighting. TranSystems is the architect; DL Withers general contractor.