Wednesday, June 21, 2017
I've been meaning to get a photo of this functional art piece near downtown Phoenix for a while now and I got a chance to take some shots from my car not long ago when I was stopped for a traffic light. It's situated on a traffic island that divides the street so it's not easy to get to. It's called Shadow Play and it's the work of artist Meejin Yoon.
The artist calls these cloud-like structures that create shade at the hottest time of the day. Given that we are experiencing some excessive heat warnings this week, shade is a good thing. The "clouds" are coated with a heat resistant paint and also allows the easy removal of graffiti. That sounds very smart to me.