Number of pieces installed:
13 pieces in the hotel and 159 pieces in individual rooms
Medium of Artwork:
Sculpture, cement, ceramic, handmade paper, and more
AC Hotel lies right in the heart of Tempe Arizona, home to the beautiful Tempe Town lake reservoir. Every piece was custom designed to celebrate the history of the city. I wanted every person to feel the energy and rich culture of the city. My team and I designed a rockfall masterpiece composed of over 1500 ceramic pieces that depicted the Tempe town look. The rocks represent the wave-like pattern you see in the water. The 3 sculptures are called milestones. Across the street (recently removed) from the hotel is a historic flour mill. These millstones are replicas of the originals that were once used to make flour. We brought the history of the city to life in this project.