ELEVATED DESERT, Mesa Arizona 1992

Elevated Desert is a shaded seating area in front of the Performing Arts Theater at Mesa Community College. The piece occupies a small triangular site where an existing Aleppo Pine tree was already thriving. The artistic intent was to seemingly extract a precious wedge of desert landscape and lift it straight up thereby creating a slightly sunken seating area below. Deep shade created by the overhead desert and the maturing pine tree is a magnet for students between classes.

Concrete, desert plants, irrigation and lighting.