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  • Artwork along Loop explores ‘Nature of Movement’

    Dec 07, 2015 | Read More News
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    Nature of Movement artworkFolks biking or walking along The Loop can now explore the “Nature of Movement” while moving their bodies, thanks to a new piece of art installed at Northside Community Park, near the Farmers Market ramadas. 

    The park is situated along the popular shared-use linear park pathways connecting several river parks and municipalities. The “Nature of Movement” piece is a series of poles placed with a change in angle so they appear to be in the process of moving up or down.

    Joshua Wiener of Flowcus Art created the work as the 2004 General Obligation Bond project -- PR 4.31 Northside Community Park -- was completed. As is standard on all construction projects, one percent of the final cost is set aside for public art. The piece was installed over Thanksgiving weekend.

    The artist intended for users of The Loop and the market to view the world through the piece, with the changes in angles framing and changing as one travels beside it, said Nancy Cole, who oversaw the construction for Pima County’s Project Management Office.

    “Joshua noted during the installation how wonderful it was to watch the loop bikers’ lights dance through the piece as they went by,” Cole said.

    “I love the way people pass it. It is activated by their movement,” Wiener said. “Those who are curious are drawn into a broadened awareness of the environment. This illuminates how their perspective influences their surroundings.”

    The $5.1 million bond-funded project, completed in September, developed a west side soccer complex at the existing Rillito Regional Park. The addition of three new natural turf fields, lighting, restrooms and landscaping now makes the park the largest regional soccer complex in Pima County, with a total of 11 full athletic fields.