Title: Sonora, by David Black (1991)
Location: 110 North Stone Avenue. In front of the Tucson-Pima
Details: Commissioned by the City of Tucson Library Department
Tucson-Pima County Arts Council.
Looks pretty cool! I know a number of people in Tucson who get worked
up about this, claiming it's just plain ugly, but what's the big deal?
With it, you have a bright red sculpture that doubles as seating and
an unmistakable landmark for providing directions to the library: "The
Library? Drive down Stone Avenue until you see the red landing beacon
placed by the aliens from Zog; you can't miss it."
I like this piece; it's a wonderful color, and it's whimsical, in a
way. Sometimes it reminds me of a large, red spider, a
lurching its way across the library plaza. Kudos to the
commissioners for choosing a sculptor with imagination!
Copyright © 2004 S. Halversen.