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GOLDEN WATERS | Sculptures by Grimanesa Amorós | Soleri Bridge in Scottsdale
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GOLDEN WATERS - Sculptures

Featured In Soleri Bridge, Scottsdale, AZ

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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.

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Grimanesa Amorós (born in Lima, Peru, lives and works in New York City) is an interdisciplinary American artist, globally known for her large-scale light sculpture installations. She has diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory, which have greatly influenced her work. Her process remains organic and instinctive. The intuitive relationship to technology is a distinctive feature of Amorós’ practice. Amorós researches the locations, histories and communities of the installation sites. Her works incorporates elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and technology to create site-specific installations to engage architecture and create community.”