Friday, February 24, 2017

Bola Ties



Yesterday I had a post about a gate that was created by two artists.  One of those artists, Michael Maglich also created another art project located in downtown Phoenix.  It's a series of plaques depicting Bola Ties, called Arizona Bolas.



This one is called High Heel Bola.






























Since the Bola Tie is the official neck ware of Arizona (really, we have an official neck ware), Maglich created a series of 59 bola tie plaques as part of the art project for the Phoenix Convention Center.


This one is named Roller Bola.  Those are the rollers you see on chairs and carts.


























Each tie represents either an industry that might be found at the convention center or something from Arizona history or our flora and fauna.

This one is Brush Bola.































Here is one of my favorites, Corkscrew Bola.

These all used to be displayed around the Convention Center and now they have been split between the center and a light rail stop nearby.


10 comments:

Steve Reed said...

Corkscrew bola would be my choice too! Official neckwear -- that's crazy!

Christine said...

I really like them all but 'roller bola' just rolls of the tongue so nicely!

Judy said...

Well, that's interesting!

RedPat said...

Corkscrew bola looks like a wee person!

Lowell said...

I still have a bola tie...it has a nobby black necklace and a beautiful turquoise center. I wonder where it is...I bought it in Phoenix oh so many years ago!

William Kendall said...

I didn't know they were also called bola ties. I like the way these are presented.

bill burke said...

Such an interesting art series. I agree with RedPat that the corkscrew bola resembles a wee person. That one is my favorite.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh Sharon, the first thing I thought was they would have to design a camera bola for you 😊

Jack said...

Hmmmmm. Most unusual. I have never worn a bola tie and I intend to keep my record intact.

Susie of Arabia said...

I've always called them bolo ties - I guess both terms are acceptable. My dad and brothers used to wear them when I was growing up in Arizona.