Scottsdale Public Art

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Allurement of a Journey

Allurement of a Journey is a memorial to Lew Davis, an artist whose strength and endurance enlightened and inspired Arizonans for forty years. The sculpture, made of pink Portuguese marble, is simple, direct, and elegant. It is a combination of skyward energy and earthbound balance. Lew Davis was born in Jerome, Arizona in 1910. This sculpture was commissioned by Patrons and Friends of Lew Davis as a lasting memorial to the one considered by many to be the “Dean of Arizona Artists”.


Kenji Umeda is a sculptor born in Miyazaki, Japan. He studied art at Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge England; and the Accademia Di Belle Arte in Carrara, Italy. He makes his home in Phoenix though he still maintains a studio in Carrara, Italy, near the stones he uses in his work.

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