Saturday, July 31, 2010

Garfield Rising

Across the street from the Alwun House is this art work called Garfield Rising named for the Garfield Neighborhood where it is located. It was created by artist Joe A. Tyler and commissioned through the street transportation capital “percent for arts” program.  It is a beautiful piece depicting the famous Phoenix rising from the ashes.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

This is a great piece. I have tried to photograph it but have failed. Glad you were able to get a good shot of it to share with us.

Hilda said...

I've always loved the Phoenix, and this is a beautiful modern interpretation. I especially love the flames.

JM said...

A Phoenix in Phoenix! :-)

Tracy said...

When I first saw the title of this post I was wondering if it would be about a cat. :-)

Randy said...

Nice! I love the Alwun House. It used to be one of my favorite hang outs in the 80's and 90's. They put on some great plays.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Like Tracy, when I saw your title I was expecting to see a cat.

Naming a city Phoenix does lend it self to a nice theme for logos and art.

glenda said...

This is a very impressive piece.

Jarart said...

It just show where my mind wanders. I also thought it was going to have something to do with a naughty yellow tom cat. But this is splendid. I love the silver sheen on the wings. Now that you mention it, I do remember the Garfield neighborhood.

Kate said...

The artistic imagination of creative people is truly amazing.

Magpie said...

Okay, I'm really weird because when I read the title I thought of a hot air balloon that looked like Garfield the cat. :) Don't forget, it's good to have some weird friends.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

another interesting find. i have not seen this either. you are finding all types of treasures n Phoenix