Each work of art has a voice, it speaks to each of us in unique ways. Exhibitions and Public Art bring creative voices together to present a beautiful, visual symphony.
Earth Wall: Living Wall
Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona – 1997 – 1999
Size: two-sided earthen walls, each 3/4 mile length, 9’ h – 12’ h variation, 18” wall depth, 8’ d mandala (based on sacred geometry of the Nautilus Shell)
Medium: screened earth (rammed earth construction technique), natural oxides, handmade ceramic elements, poured in-place concrete, collaboration on landscape design/plant selection
Thompson Peak Parkway serves as a major thorough way into the McDowell Mountain Ranch community of North Scottsdale. It features undulating earthen walls that provide sound mitigation, color and texture to both pedestrian and driver/passenger. Glazed ceramic elements embedded into the walls carry the memory of community stories and images created during site workshops.
An 8’ diameter Mandala greets residents and visitors on the northeast side, thus creating a unique aesthetic as it offers a calming element within the cul-de-sac and the adjacent neighborhood.
Currently, a major restoration of the site is underway. It has been nearly 20 years. New images and details to follow soon.