Oops! Ill-fitting fabric delays downtown Phoenix artwork

[Source: Connie Cone Sexton, Arizona Republic] — Installation of netting for the public-art sculpture in the downtown Phoenix Civic Space hit a snag Tuesday when crews realized the fabric wouldn’t fit perfectly onto the existing steel rings.  By afternoon, City of Phoenix officials decided to send the netting back to the manufacturer in Washington state for modifications.  Installation is expected to be delayed one to two weeks but will not add to the cost of the $2.4 million project, said Ed Lebow, a public art program manager for Phoenix.  “It was a simple mistake in interpreting the plans,” he said.

The sculpture, “Her Secret is Patience,” by Boston-area artist Janet Echelman, is part of a Phoenix park site under construction at Taylor Street and Central Avenue.  The design of the art is to evoke a cactus flower.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

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