Sunday, August 4, 2019

Tributary Wall


There is a 10 foot high wall that runs along Goldwater Avenue in Scottsdale that separates the busy street and the huge Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall to the east from the neighborhood of homes to the west.  It was originally built as a sound abatement wall to protect the neighborhood behind the wall from the traffic noise.


The artist, Kevin Berry was selected to design a wall that would fit the environment and be pleasing to look at.  This water and fish design was selected because of the wall's proximity to the canal.  It celebrates the water in our desert that makes living here possible.  I enjoy seeing this wall every time I drive past it.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I think I found the most elaborate Apple store in the world.

9 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The artist did a super job Sharon. It's a simple but highly attractive way to beautify a barrier wall ✨

Steve Reed said...

Nice! Not what I think of when I think of Arizona -- an aquatic theme! But it's better than more cactus, I suppose.

RedPat said...

I really like it! Those fish are great, Sharon!

bill said...

The wall is very nice and attractive and the fish fit right in there perfecty.

Catarina said...

Good job!

Jack said...

This is a much prettier (and more expensive) sound abatement wall than most of the ones I see, Must have something to do with Scottsdale and wealth.

William Kendall said...

It works quite well.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice artwork it is.

Mae Travels said...

Making a purely functional object -- like a wall -- into a work of art like this is very impressive and really a sign of our times. Nice photos!

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