Title: Unknown, David Elliot
Location: (approx) 115 North Church Avenue. In back of the
Details: Three interactive pieces: a "bug-eye viewer," a rotating
picture frame (shown here), and a star-burst with magnifying lenses,
surrounded by stone spheres.
Interactive art! One of the great things about public art is that it is
almost always interactive. Climb on the sculptures, touch the murals,
clamber around to view it from another angle. And this installation is
all that; one of the things I like to do is to frame the county
courthouse (as shown), another is to look through the frame so that my
face is the picture.
The dome of the county courthouse is a work of art in and of
itself. Covered with colorful mosaic tile, it tops a building
painted a shade of pink that has survived some 80 years of Tucson
summers. The picture frame, topped by a silhouette of the courthouse
with its dome, is a fun touch in the downtown landscape.
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