Outdoor Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation

Soleri Bridge Scottsdale Waterfront, Canal Project

GOLDEN WATERS  |  Scottsdale, AZ  2015

Media: LEDs, diffusion and reflective material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware.
Dimensions: 40 ft x 164 ft x 18 ft

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The ancient Hohokam Indians, located in northern Arizona as early as 300 AD, were one of the first cultures to rely on irrigation canals. The communities’ environmental engineering improved access to river water and helped improve the lives of the inhabitants.

Evolving from these ideas, and inspired by Arizona’s natural canals, GOLDEN WATERS is a large-scale temporary light-based installation. This project is mounted on the secure structures of The Soleri Bridge, located just southwest at the intersection of Scottsdale and Camelback Roads.

I was also interested in how our bodies react and are defined by a relationship to environmental conditions. As a result, one can feel the presence of the water and nature just by standing next to it. The piece will seemingly rise from the canal waters, as it was one with the existent canal.

The vertical and horizontal lines on the structure aim to express a metaphor that the dynamic balance between urban and natural forces can be experienced simultaneously. The viewers will be drawn to the work and see the emphasis the piece has on its perspective of nature and landscape.