Her Secret Is Patience (Phoenix, AZ) : Detail, one of the steel support towers and 1" steel cable
Echelman, Janet, 1966-
Civic Space Park, Phoenix, Arizona, United States 2009
145 ft (height) x 353 ft (width) x 289 ft (length)
painted galvanized steel; polyester twine; electric lighting; steel
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.
Sculpture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
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