IN FLUX Cycle 10 Brings Four Art Installations to the City
Scottsdale has joined five other cities across the Phoenix metropolitan area in displaying new temporary artwork as part of IN FLUX Cycle 10. Six pieces by four artists will be on display at various locations throughout Scottsdale for the next year.

“We are thrilled that Scottsdale Public Art has a total of four IN FLUX commissions for Cycle 10, including one new site. That gives us the opportunity to teach an additional artist about the public art process,” says Tanya Galin, public art manager for Scottsdale Public Art. “The more artists understand the process and get the experience, the more they feel confident to apply to calls for public art. This then diversifies our pool of artists for public art projects.”

The promotional partner Artlink, a Valley-based nonprofit supporting artists by providing necessary programs and resources to expand their careers, facilitated the call to artists on behalf of IN FLUX partner cities. Artlink and Scottsdale Public Art share similar goals to aid artists in expanding their skillset, apply creativity in innovative ways, and garner recognition for their work.

Artist Hector Ortega
Hector Ortega’s sculpture, Reliance, is inspired by the interconnections we share. “We have a great impact on each other’s lives. We share in this ongoing narrative collectively, each bringing our own set of values and experiences to the world, interdependent of each other; it’s part of the connection we share to make this a better place, one idea and action—all pieces of a greater work we call life,” says Ortega.

Installation: Through June 30, 2023
Location: Northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Oak Street

Fragmented Reflection
Artist Christopher Luper
This digital gesture is a manifestation of the mindsets and processes accessed to realize it. Gesture in its rudimentary form is a subconscious movement made with spontaneity and rhythm. The post-gesture is a reflection on the previous and allows for growth and elaboration of said concepts. Fragmented Reflection captures both mindsets, gestural and post-gestural—a freedom of motion with a machined hand. The fluidity of the initial gesture is captured through a brush stroke-like motion, while the contemporary perspective is demonstrated with a simple fragmented mirror image of itself.

Installation: Through June 30, 2023
Location: Northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Roosevelt Street

The Magic of Water
Artist Yuke Li
The Magic of Water is a mural to light up our mundane life and appreciate water resources. The shape of the pipe and well are not block-shaped like the houses in the neighborhood. The mural resonates with the dynamic and gentle character of water and the shape of the pipe. The main colors are blue, azure, orange, and pink. It represents water and desert, cool and hot.

Installation: Through June 30, 2024
Location: City of Scottsdale water riser and the concrete SRP well site on the south side of Thomas Road between north 81st Way and north 82nd Street

Zenith, Surge, and Bliss
Artist Shirley Wagner

Three dynamic and colorful figures, each 8-feet tall, are in the three landscape beds at Miller Plaza. Zenith, Surge, and Bliss are hand-fabricated from steel and powder-coated in a vibrant color palette with a gloss sheen. Each figure is made from a series of abstract metal geometric shapes that twist and turn in space. Each piece occupies space in a different way and also relate to each other in their design and scale. Responding to the existing architecture and the scale of the public area, the three vibrantly colored figures soar into space. These dynamic figurative sculptures tell a story and enhance the identity of the plaza, whose primary business revolves around fitness, aesthetics, and wellness.

Installation: Through June 30, 2023
Location: Miller Plaza – northeast corner of Miller Road and Indian School Road