The artist worked closely with the East
McDowell Civic Association to create a “gateway” arch to span across McDowell Road. The vertical elements of the arch are
installed into the landscaped right-of-way between the sidewalk and the curb on
the north and south sides of McDowell.
The arch will be enhanced with direct lighting at night, to draw
attention to the arch as a neighborhood identity landmark for businesses along McDowell Road. The design of the arch refers to the cityscape
of buildings in the area. The top of the
arch is an abstract of a picket fence.
It is made of structurally reinforced steel and has been finished with a
white enamel paint. The arch was
fabricated in Phoenix.