I'm not sure what this is... At first glance it appeared to be nice environmental art, but on closer inspection there are religious figurines on top, and on still closer inspection, there are copper pennys placed on the ledges of all the rocks from top to bottom. A shrine to the copper industry? Or...
So... what a find! Even though I may be the last person in Tucson to discover this place, I was impressed. My pictures just scratched the surface of what there is to see at the Gallery in the Sun, and definitely don't capture the ambiance. So if any of you Tucsonans are looking for a great staycation activity that's free and right in town, check out the Gallery in the Sun, on Swan, north of Sunrise.
I've visited more traditional art galleries in Tucson and in other cities that I liked, but rarely have I seen such a nice integration of art, nature, buildings, history, non-commercialism and sense of place as this. I'm adding it to my "must visit" recommendations for Tucson visitors.
Thanks to Alanna & Tad for posting in their blog about this place and thereby enticing me to get over to it!