"The Oasis" Public Art Commissioned by Town of Oro Valley 2009
Amy was commissioned by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and the Pima Association of Governments to design a public art project for the town of Oro Valley. "The Oasis" is located at 1st Avenue and Palisades (see mapquest at bottom of page). She lead a team of 10 student apprentices to construct the environment and the work took place over the summer of 2009. All of the tile and mosaics were handcrafted by Amy and the students. The front of the design represents the work and play aspects of our lives and features two life size steel silhouette of jumping figures. As you pass through the entrance you enter an environment inspired by a Zen Garden, representing the calmer, more meditative side of our lives. This reminds us of the importance of maintaing balance in our lives.