Title: Luminaria (Unknown)
Location: 240 S Church St.
Directly in front of the Tucson Convention Center, and other places
Details: Metal, fiberglass, rocks, Space Pod, and other mixed media.
We happened upon these pieces just this past Thursday as we
wandered to/from the Fox Theatre (it's boarded up now, and we
wanted to find out why). It's
funny because we hadn't noticed them when driving by, and yet they are
there big, bold, and as obvious as a space pod in front
of the TCC.
I hope these stick around (I don't think they're meant to be
permanent, and there are others around downtown Tucson). They are great
fun! Fun to look at. Fun to think how someone thinks of these ideas.
And, best of all, fun to discover when you least expect them!
These pieces are
and thought-provoking - I especially like the one with the space
pod emerging from an agave plant. It reminds me of the little space
traveler in Clifford D. Simak's short story, "A Death in the House."
Another of the luminaria, not pictured here, has copper animal cut-outs
that are reminiscent of pictographs or petroglyphs. It's very
appropriate for Tucson and the Southwest. All the pieces are welcome
additions to the downtown art scene, and I, too, hope that they stay
around for a while, so that more people can have the fun of discovering
them for themselves.
© 2005 S. Halversen. All rights