SOLERI ART: ‘Soleri Art to grace Los Arcos’ states the Scottsdale Republic, a special section of the Arizona Republic, on June 17. 2003. Paolo is commissioned to design a sculpture for the Los Arcos Town Center, located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and McDowell in Scottsdale, AZ.
In a press conference at Cosanti Paolo was joined by developer Steve Ellman, City Councilwoman Cynthia Lukas and members of Los Arcos Neighborhood Coalition. [Photo:tt & text: sa]
Councilwoman Cynthia Lukas approached Paolo about the idea of creating something special for Los Arcos. Quoted from the article, Lukas said: ‘I think we need a new symbol for the community in that area, and this could be that new symbol’. [Photo:tt & text: sa]
Developer Steve Ellman hopes to revitalize the mall with potential outlets like Walmart, Sam’s Club and Lowe’s. Again quoting the Arizona Republic article: ‘World-class art and Wal-Mart aren’t usually synonymous’. A first glimpse of preliminary drafts for this sculpture pleasantly startles the imagination, one of Soleri’s life-long traits. [Photo:tt & text: sa]