Her Secret Is Patience (Phoenix, AZ) : Overall view from within Civic Space Park

Creator:
Echelman, Janet, 1966-
Published/Created:
Civic Space Park, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2009
Physical Description:
145 ft (height) x 353 ft (width) x 289 ft (length)
Date Depicted:
3/12/2013
Materials:
painted galvanized steel; polyester twine; electric lighting; steel
Notes:
The title comes from a quote penned by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." It is constructed of painted galvanized steel, changing sets of high-tenacity polyester braided twine netting, and color lighting. The sculpture is intended to make visible to the human eye the patterns of desert winds. During the day, sunlight projects patterned shadow drawings onto the ground and pedestrians on their daily paths. At night, the colored illumination gradually changes color through the seasons. The large three-dimensional multi-layered form is created by a combination of hand and machine knotting of high-tenacity polyester with a UV protective coating. The design was computer modeled (CAD) and tested for wind strength.
Topics:
Sculpture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twenty-first century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
6A1-EJAN-FS-A02
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
installations (visual works) (AAT)
sculpture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
visual works; installations (visual works); visual works; sculpture (visual work)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
Number of Scans:
E:\ladybird\project1\import\job4654-pt19
OID:
10903267
PID:
digcoll:1810184