by the area’s soaring birds, history of jet pilot training, dust devils, and
dramatic forms and colors of desert plants, this grove of seven tall, colorful,
and kinetic tree-like sculptures mark the 107th
Avenue streetscape gateway to West Phoenix.
Large scaled, these 20’ high curving and torqueing sculptures are
experienced by vehicles, but also provide an immersive art oasis. The curved
pipes hold hundreds of pivoting multi-colored polycarbonate disks that
colorfully glow in the sunlight and kinetically shift in the changing
winds. Topping the luminous canopies are
reflective mirrored jets and birds in flight.
Large colorful seat boulders provide a shady respite from the mid day
sun as well as an immersive art experience of changing light and color.
This public art project demonstrates how
art and landscape are combined to enhance an important connection through a
neighborhood. The mile long corridor along the east side of 107th Avenue has been enhanced with of over
200 low water use trees, several hundred shrubs, ADA concrete path, and a large
40 wide decomposed path for SRP and RID to use for maintaining the underground