Thursday, February 21, 2013

the eyes of the future...

"Messenger", Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ  (2/21/2013)
You may remember my post from last year, "The Raven Rocks".  At the time, I thought it would be cool to try to catch a picture of it in the snow.  This morning the opportunity presented itself following a snow storm on Wednesday night.  

I took this photo after sunrise while waiting for more dramatic lighting that didn't materialize.  I still like the shot though -- shows a little snow on the top of the raven.

The sculpture now has the phrases "The eyes of the future are looking back at us" and "To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle" written under the wings.  [click picture for larger view]

Wise sayings, don't you think?

There is also now a plaque with info about the sculpture (also see my Raven Rocks link above).  I like the fact that this sculpture was made of salvaged concrete unearthed during the road widening project.

We had snow falling at noon on Wednesday, rather a rare thing in our desert.  Sure our mountains always get snow, but snowfall in any amount that reaches the desert floor is always a pleasant surprise.  It was amazing how many smiles appeared at work as people looked out to witness snowflakes tumbling down.  :-)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

desert hammerhead

Hammerhead Shark Mural, 22nd St east of railroad overpass (2/16/2013)

Friday, February 15, 2013

twin beaks?

mural SW of 4th Ave & 6th St, Tucson, AZ (2/9/2013)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

4th  Ave, Tucson, AZ (2/9/2013)
I don't know who does their outside windows, but there are often some very nice window paintings at Delectables on 4th Ave in Tucson.

Monday, February 11, 2013

cat on a mural

a portion of the huge wall mural in Haggerty Park, Tucson, AZ (2/9/2013)
This is just a portion of the wonderful "Together We Thrive" painted mural by the Tucson Arts Brigade in Haggerty Park on 4th Ave in Tucson.

[Links: Perth Daily Photo recently posted some wonderful photos of a centenary celebration at the University of Western Australia which featured a very cool light show projected on the side of a building.  The pictures intrigued me enough to do a little searching to see if anyone had made a video of it.  Success!  Here is a video of the light show (be sure to watch for the giant peacock).  Incredible.]

Saturday, February 9, 2013

evening shutterbug

Neon Bug Sign, Tucson, Arizona (2/9/2013)
Neon Bug Sign, Tucson, Arizona (2/9/2013)
I recently noticed this beauty on top of an east Tucson pest control company.  Very nicely done!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

aluminum can nailed to a post

aluminum soda can art outside DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Tucson, AZ

up on the rooftop, tap, tap, tap...

Mantis climbing over building at the Sculptural Resource Center, Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ (2/2/2013)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tucson Sculpture Festival Photos (February 2013)

"Mortimer" by Charles Spillar (Mixed Media)
I stopped by The Whistle Stop Depot today to check out the 2013 Tucson Sculpture Festival taking place from February 1st - 15th (free).  Wow!  I was really impressed by the quality and diversity of more than 100 different sculptures on display.  Here are a few of my favorites, but there are many more really cool ones on display.  If you are into art and in the Tucson area, I'd really recommend you drop in on the Whistle Stop Depot to check it out (plenty of free parking).

"Singing Dino" by Jorge Vegeli (Metal/Glass)

"Jojo" by Curt Brill (Cast Bronze)

"Trapped" by David Adix (recycled phone & computer cords)

"Open Handed" by Susan Kay Johnson

"Young Poseidon" by Kim Blackhawk

"Tastiest Friend" by Joe Lupiani (bronze/wood)

"Reclining Reader" by Susan Kay Johnson (Epoxy resin)

"The Imp" by Mykl Wells (cardboard / polyurethane)

"Spring Summer Fall Winter" by Linda Chappel (wood)

"Piece of Infinity" by Ralph Prata (hand carved concrete)

"Empire" by Scott Musgrove (cast bronze)

"Wig-O-Rama" by Nick Georgiou (discarded books for cut paper)
"Sierra Wave" by Nickolas Tranmer (Earthenware)

"Screamie" by Kirk McCoy

"Mortimer" by Charles Spillar (mixed media)
note the cool Whistle Stop Depot wall in background made of toilet tank covers

"Gardner" by Anthony Bayne (cast bronze)

untitled by Marcy Miranda Janes (paper mache & cut paper)

"Alice" by Moises Orozco (full figure sculpture, head shown in above picture)

"Agon" by Lois Black (bronze)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fuller Duck

12/28/2012, Fuller Craft Museum, MA