​​​​​​Phoenix Convention Center

Arizona Bolas​​​

 

 

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ARTIST:   Michael Maglich
DATE:   1996
LOCATION:  Phoenix Convention Center South Building
TYPE:   Sculpture
MATERIALS:   Bronze
BUDGET:   $135,000
DISTRICT:   8
ZIP CODE:  85004 ​​


 


​The artist has created a series of 59 bola ties which refer to the varied industries represented at the Convention Center such as:  recreation, sports, electronics, health, communications, agriculture, construction, education, Arizona history, and Arizona flora and fauna.  The individual pieces are located in the concrete columns comprising the new colonnade which creates a shaded walkway along the west sides of the North and South Convention Center buildings.  Each individual bola is a bronze casting, 4" x 20" x 38".  The pieces are identified with cast bronze labels (1" x 4") that also include the title in braille.​