2015 50’ high, 11’ diameter
material: stainless steel; silver-painted steel; LEDs
site: Center Station Light Rail Extension, Mesa, AZ
fabrication: Junoworks, Denver, CO
lighting design: Roger Smith, Phoenix, AZ
engineering: KL&A, Golden, CO
commissioned by Valley Metro Rail, Inc.
photographs by Will Howcroft
The site serves as a front door to both Mesa City Hall and to the city’s major cultural venue, the Mesa Art Center.
Situated on the entry ramp to Center Street Station, Drawing Room is a combination of civic icon, outdoor room, esthetic instrument and graphic gallery of Mesa’s citizenry. Taking the shape of a giant conic form of perforated metal, viewers recognize it as a visual beacon from blocks away and walk underneath while passing to and from the light rail.
Its walls are comprised of graphic cutout silhouettes of an inclusive array of actual Mesa citizens. Each profile occupies an oval frame that connects with its neighbors, the collective creating a soaring web of community.
Viewers looking up from beneath the sculpture may draw parallels between our interest in the expansive mysteries of the universe and our quest for civility and fellow-feeling here on earth.
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