Sunday, June 29, 2014
I was in Scottsdale for lunch on Friday and when I was walking back to the parking garage, I noticed something strange on the Marshall Way Bridge that crosses the canal. So I walked over to take a look. The entire bridge was wrapped in these colorful fibers. I turns out to be part of the Canal Convergence Spring Equinox Art Project sponsored by Scottsdale Public Art and Salt River Project (one of our utility companies).
The piece is by Minneapolis based artist Randy Walker an artist who "views existing built environments as a framework for artistic intervention." The piece is constructed from thousands and thousands of feet of acrylic braid spread across the bridge's framework in different patterns and positions. The view above looks out over the canal toward the Paolo Soleri Bridge in the background behind the fibers.
Walker and Scottsdale Public Art are "exploring options for repurposing the fiber used in this installation in a community collaborative project following this exhibition." I can't wait to see what that might be.
Remember, the theme for July 1 is "Celebrating Summer".