One with the Eagle
This sculpture was generously donated by the Scottsdale Western Art Association to the City of Scottsdale and placed at the entry of the Airpark and Airport at Scottsdale and Butherus Roads. The winged monument graced the entry to Scottsdale’s Airpark for twenty years.
In 2008, due to anticipated roadway changes at the entrance to the Airpark, the median in which the One with the Eagle sculpture was located needed to be reduced in size. The narrowed median would no longer provide enough space for the sculpture. In order to maintain this important Airpark landmark nearest its original location on Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Public Art worked with concerned citizens and the artist to identify a new site at Scottsdale Road and Thunderbird.
Born in North Hollywood, California, Pat Mathiesen has lived throughout the West all her life: Montana, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, Washington and California. She began painting and sculpting over 40 years ago as a mostly self-taught artist. Today, her work is in hundreds of private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Mathiesen's life-sized and heroic public sculptures are located in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Prescott, Arizona; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Bozeman, Montana and New York City, New York.