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ARTIST:   Gordon Huether
DATE:   2015
LOCATION:  Hatcher Road, from Central Avenue to Third Street
TYPE:   Sculpture
MATERIALS:   Stainless Steel, Dichroic Glass
BUDGET:   $152,000
DISTRICT:    3
ZIP CODE:   ​​85020


​The project consists of two sculptures by artist Gordon Huether. Made of stainless steel and dichroic glass, which refracts sunlight into rainbow colors, the landmarks stand at the east and west ends of the three-block improvement on Hatcher Road, from Central Avenue to Third Street. In addition to the two sculptures, the streetscape improvements include sidewalk and landscape enhancements to improve the pedestrian environment.

Mr. Huether drew inspiration for the works from the shape of prickly pear cactus paddles and the iconic “S” displayed on the side of North Mountain, in Sunnyslope. He combined these elements to create the two 6-foot tall sculptures mounted on large slabs of native stone. Each sculpture is made of two layers of 1/2” waterjet-cut stainless steel. Small dichroic glass circles are randomly placed throughout the surfaces to capture and refract light into colors that change as you move past the works. The stone used for the sculpture was quarried not far from the Hatcher Road site, in North Phoenix.​