in the Public Realm
Desert Tracery

Norie Sato
Scottsdale Public Art
  • Installed, 2007
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A library is a network of information and circulation in the metaphorical sense as the network of fibers form the circulatory and survival system for a prickly pear cactus. This network is not necessarily seen, but provides the energy and life of the library as well as the cactus. Greatly enlarging this fiber mesh “pad” underneath the typical green outer layer of the cactus to symbolize the network and reach of the library, the artwork uses cut steel panels on the surface in several locati...
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Arabian Library
North Thompson Peak Parkway & E MacDowell Mountain Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
United States

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