Tucson's Public Art

Title: Unknown, David Elliot

Location: (approx) 115 North Church Avenue. In back of the Tucson-Pima Library

Details: Three interactive pieces: a "bug-eye viewer," a rotating picture frame (shown here), and a star-burst with magnifying lenses, surrounded by stone spheres.

He Said:

Interactive art! One of the great things about public art is that it is almost always interactive. Climb on the sculptures, touch the murals, clamber around to view it from another angle. And this installation is all that; one of the things I like to do is to frame the county courthouse (as shown), another is to look through the frame so that my face is the picture.

She Said:

The dome of the county courthouse is a work of art in and of itself.  Covered with colorful mosaic tile, it tops a building painted a shade of pink that has survived some 80 years of Tucson summers. The picture frame, topped by a silhouette of the courthouse with its dome, is a fun touch in the downtown landscape.

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