Monumental blades of grass along the Thomas Road bridge recall vegetation of the landscape below.

Swale

Thomas Road Bridge over Indian Bend Wash Park Scottsdale, Arizona, 2014


Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art

Materials

Powder-coated steel


Dimensions

325' long x 18' tall, along both bridge rails

A landmark for the neighborhoods of Thomas Road, Swale gives visual presence to a multi-use crossing point. The artwork’s large metal blades and seed heads serve as a beacon for pedestrian and vehicular bridge traffic, while also creating a way-finding device for the walkers, joggers, and bikers traveling on the park path below.

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