Ed Carpenter’s Mesaflora sculpture in the core of the Country Club Road light rail station marks the western entry into downtown Mesa. The sculpture’s up-lighting shown here in twilight and full night. / image 1
Ed Carpenter’s Mesaflora Mesa AZ sculpture in the early morning marks the way for light rail commuters. / image 2
Ed Carpenter’s Mesaflora light rail sculpture from different angles show the sculptures shadows and dichroic color play. / image 3
Ed Carpenter’s Mesaflora light rail sculpture close ups shows the intricate stainless steel framework holding the panels of dichroic glass. / image 4
Ed Carpenter’s Mesaflora light rail sculpture cage-like base is shown here in two different views. / image 5
Ed Carpenter’s Mesaflora light rail sculpture close ups shows the intricate stainless steel framework holding the panels of dichroic glass. / image 6
Ed Carpenter’s Mesaflora sculpture suggests an enormous botanical specimen blooming at the core of the Country Club Road light rail station. / image 7
Ed Carpenter’s initial sketches of Mesaflora light rail sculpture. The blossoming of the City of Mesa itself is implicit in this metaphor. / image 8

“Mesaflora”

In keeping with the theme, New Growth/Old Roots, chosen by the City of Mesa for four new rail stations, the title “Mesaflora” suggests an enormous botanical specimen blooming at the core of the Country Club Road light rail station and marking the western entry into downtown Mesa.  The blossoming of the City of Mesa itself is implicit in this metaphor.

"Mesaflora"

Client: Phoenix AZ Metro Light Rail

Country Club Station, Metro - Central Mesa Light Rail Extension

Mesa AZ

Date: 2015

Dimensions: 30' x 10' x 24'

Materials: Laminated glass, stainless steel, painted mild steel


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, monumental gateway, exterior sculpture, art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, art tower, sculpture tower, art monument, monumental art, transit sculpture

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Ed Carpenter Studio
1812 NW 24th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA 97210


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