Saturday, May 8, 2010
"Her Secret Is Patience"
is the title of this flexible fabric sculpture created by Janet Echelman. It's located in the Downtown
Civic Space Park. It is part of an effort to renew downtown Phoenix.
"Echelman, the artist, said she was inspired by the city’s open sky, its monsoon cloud formations and the desert flora, which she said bloom slowly and patiently, much like the city’s core has.
“That seems to be the right metaphor for this downtown,” she said. “They’ve been working a long time for the downtown to come to full bloom.”
The piece is designed to shift with the wind, making it a fluid addition to a morphing city. It will be illuminated at night."