Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Public Art

The Phoenix valley is filled with delights for the eye. One thing I love about this place is its artistic sensibility. Everywhere I look, there is public art - on freeway walls, on bridges and overpasses, in business courtyards, in parks, and on library grounds.

A few weeks ago I visited the Maricopa County Library in Surprise and was delighted to see something new. There in the grass between the building and the street was a lovely sculpture - a learning tree, backed by an open book showing quotes by Henry David Thoreau and Jane Evershead. There are benches in the shade of this metal tree, and lights hanging from its branches. It's beautiful!

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