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Phoenix and Scottsdale art part of CODAawards Top 100

The CODAawards jury has voted, selecting the Top 100 most successful projects that integrate commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Now it’s time to cast a vote for your favorites: The top two projects receiving the most votes will be crowned People’s Choice winners! Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open until July 31. Winners will be announced at the end of August. Vote here: https://www.codaworx.com/codaawards/2023-top-100/.

CODA Worx is the global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.

Arizona Nominees:
Our Lady of the Angels (Phoenix – Liturgical Category)
This is a monumental glass commission of nine commissioned windows created for the Our Lady of the Angels Conventual Church at La Casa—The Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Three art glass designs exceed 30 feet in height while another is over 30 feet in length. These windows are based on the Canticle of Creation by Saint Francis, including Brother Wind, Sister Death, and Sister Mother Earth. The major Marian window depicts the Assumption event and is deeply inspired by the writings of Bonaventure in which all of creation is called back to the creator in this vision of the cosmos returning to the divine mystery that made it. The swirling rising movement in this window presents the energy and animation that the role of Mary is in the Christ event. There is also a dynamism between her and all humanity. The Sister Mother Earth window tells a story of Mother Earth through the lens of geologic time. Cactus, ammonites, ocotillo and other elements represents the Phoenix ecotone.
Blue Agave (Phoenix – Healthcare Category)
For one of the world’s top hospitals, artstudio 1.0.1 commissioned me to create a 28 foot long diptych comprised of two 30” H x 168” W x 2.75″ D mixed media wall sculptures. Consisting of strips of stained and silvered glass and resin, the mosaic sculptures are mounted on intricately layered canvases of wood.
Phoenix Light Passage (Phoenix – Transportation Category)

The artwork transforms the incoming daylight into a soft, volumetric expression of Phoenix’s desert light, transforming the circulation bridge into a passage of landscape and skyscape.

The 194’ long x 9’-6” high x 3’ deep artwork’s colors reflect the tonalities of the warm landscape and the extraordinary colors of the sky transitioning from dark blue through the sunset into the clear dark nights. The intermixing light of the blue and gold cells speaks to the merging of landscape and sky. The work is a poetic translation of the constant and powerful presence of the horizon line in Arizona’s landscape.

The artwork runs the length of the renovated circulation bridge linking the North Concourse with the newly renovated Terminal 3 and Grand Hall. The luminous volume of the artwork is generated by sunlight entering the bridge’s west-facing window wall and interacting with a matrix of suspended gold and blue hexagonal reflectors, the resulting effects captured by a delicately etched plane of glass.

Fences (Scottsdale – Public Spaces Category)
Fences is an interactive light installation where patterns are generated by foot traffic along a 7ft tall, 72ft long, custom LED display. The piece creates lighting effects through color, shape and brightness across almost 9,000 individually controlled LEDs. These generative patterns, which track a viewer’s position and movement, layer over each other allowing each visitor to leave their mark on the space.
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