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Learn About Unique Civic Space Park Sculpture in Downtown Phoenix

The centerpiece of the Civic Space Park is a prominent sculpture. Ed Lebo, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, explains how the sculpture came to be. The artist and design was selected through a competitive process. Artist Janet Echelman was chosen. Her design would not take up space on the ground but would lift the sculpture above and map the wind. The large sculpture is made of multi-colored polyester fiber netting. The netting is strong and will hold up over time, but another net is available if needed.

Commissioned by the Phoenix Art Commission the piece has a different look at night; there is a soft glow to the sculpture. As with any piece of art the sculpture has evoked different reactions. Whether it is appreciated or criticized people seem to be drawn to it and have their own interpretation.