Playing with forms of nature:
With a modest budget for a streetscape, we decide to use boulders as a form provider and starting point for sculptures. Four sets of boulders are placed in traffic calming “chicanes”. Then formed piping based on the shapes of the boulders that hold several water-jet-cut steel cyclists.
The precarious positions of the cyclists relate to how dangerous urban and mountain riding can feel. Some personal stories of moments in Tempe are also included in subtle compositional choices.
(Photography by Matthew Salenger.)