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.