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Lithoglyphs is a series of 200 playful stainless steel inlays set into the concrete floor of the new Institute for the Environment at the University of Arizona. The inlays were developed by abstracting from regional icons and imagery with the goal of capturing Tucson’s unique ecology. Many of the inlays are very recognizable depicting a hiker, bobcat, javelina, mountain lion, and map of Arizona. Lithoglyphs represents a new way to engage the public as the project explores marrying art, science, and nature. The artwork was a collaborative effort between Creative Machines and the University of Arizona. Specific inlays were sponsored by donors, and we worked with faculty and staff member to brainstorm and pick the designs. The resulting inlays animate the pathway and courtyard, but also reflect the variety of interests and research of departments housed within the building.
10'' x 10''
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ