ARTIST: Kathy HoyerDATE: 2002LOCATION: Cave Creek Wash between Thunderbird Road and 19th Avenue TYPE: PathMATERIALS: Earth, Concrete, Metal Shade StructureBUDGET: $45,000DISTRICT: 3ZIP CODE: 85023
The project consists of a long semi-circular rammed earth wall with three seating benches. The wall is capped with 4" of concrete with inscribed text and three seating benches. The text is a quote from internationally renowned landscape architect Dan Kiley that reads, "It's not man and nature...or man in nature. Man is nature just like the trees. Both live and grow." The project also includes a six-sided metal shade structure with a rammed earth-seating element in the center and a drinking fountain. The concrete base includes natural elements such as leaves imprinted into the concrete. Landscaping of native mesquite trees and desert tan decomposed granite surrounds the project. The project is intended to provide a rest station along the bike path that enables the community to take a moment to reflect on the natural environment.