Friday, September 14, 2018

Sandstone and Glass



I've been wanting to get a photo of this art piece for a long time now and I finally was in the right place at the right time to get it.  It's a sculpture created by artist Otto Rigan.  It's composed of seven sandstone pillars in varying sizes and each inset with heavy glass.  I've been admiring this piece located right on Scottsdale Road just outside the Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping center for a while now.




















One day recently I joined a friend for lunch at the Neiman Marcus cafe inside the store when I spotted this sculpture in the menswear department.  It looked so similar to the sculpture above so I used it and the wall plaque describing it to track down the artist.  This piece is labeled "Sanguine Marks" and it's part of the Neiman Marcus Art Collection.

Another thing I discovered is that Otto Rigan has a number of art pieces scattered throughout the valley.  When the weather gets cool enough to be outside I'm going to go exploring to track them all down.

10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That is funny you see them in different places all of a sudden.

Steve Reed said...

Interesting. I wonder what he's going after with that style of sculpture -- a contrast in materials or textures, or a certain architectural appearance, or both? Are they supposed to evoke something?

RedPat said...

They are very strong pieces, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

In some ways they evoke modern skyscrapers, but in other ways they feel older.

Judy Ryer said...

They look good.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Aren't they unusual Sharon! The outside piece made me think Egyptian somehow and the inside piece a bit like a Frank Gehry building ☺ Happy weekend ✨

Lois said...

They are lovely pieces Sharon. What fun it will be tracking the others down!

boromax said...

Beautiful. I appreciate public art!

bill said...

Those are beautiful pieces Sharon, I like them.

Kate said...

It would be interesting to see more of his pieces to see if they are similar in shape.