​​​​​​Fire Station 7

From the Earth's Round Imagined Corners​​

 

 

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ARTIST:   Sue Chenoweth & Nina Solomon
DATE:   2002
LOCATION:  407 E. Hatcher Road
TYPE:   Seating
MATERIALS:   Mosaic Tile
BUDGET:   $91,200
DISTRICT:   3
ZIP CODE:   ​​85020​​​


​The artists created a resting place at the fire station, along the busy pedestrian corridor around John C. Lincoln Hospital in Sunnyslope. The artists worked with children at three local elementary schools, many of whom were recent immigrants to the United States, and had them draw animals representing their countries of origin. The artists then created six unique chairs.  Each chair is tiled with porcelain, and each contains adaptations of the animals drawn by the children, as well as one Arizona animal to represent America’s ability to welcome newcomers.  The chairs are arranged in a loose semicircle in a slightly recessed, paved area carved out of the side yard of the fire station.  The seating area is contained by low seat walls with brick facing that matches the walls of the fire station.  Six new trees and colorful groundcover landscaping were added around the seating area to provide beauty and welcome shade to visitors and passersby.  The seating area and landscaping were built by Banicki​​ Construction. ​