​​​​​​​​​​​Cortez Park

Cortez Arc​​

 

 

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ARTIST:   Otto Rigan
DATE:   1989
LOCATION:   Cortez Park, 3434 W. Dunlap Ave 
TYPE:  Sculpture   
MATERIALS:   Marble, Glass
BUDGET:   $28,000
DISTRICT:   1
ZIP CODE:  ​85029


Completed in 1989, Cortez Arc is one of the oldest projects in the City of Phoenix Public Art Collection. The project consists of a series of five slab sculptures, composed of New Mexico Apache Golden Vein marble and glass block mirrored inlays, set in a semi-circle on an island in the middle of a lagoon in Cortez Park.  The glass inlays serve to catch and reflect the southwestern sun as it arcs across the sky.  The artwork is dedicated to the Spirit of the United States Constitution during the celebration of its Bicentennial.