Scottsdale Public Art

Temporary Art


We joined forces with the public art programs from Chandler and Tempe for this seoond cycle of platFORM—an initiative to offer opportunities for student artists to propose sculptures for temporary placement in public places. Students currently enrolled in an arts program at any university, community, or private college within the state of Arizona were eligible to apply. 


Matthew Mosher received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia from Arizona State University in 2012. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Media Sciences from ASU as well. Standpipe creates a geometric volume from ever increasing triangular sides placed on a rectilinear form. It uses the Fibonacci sequence to determine the height of a square rotating 45 degrees with each increment. The title comes from an old term used to describe the wooden water towers that used to adorn the tops of large urban buildings. In these traditional “standpipes” metal straps were placed around the wooden cylinder, also in exponentially increasing increments, to offset the effects of how water pressure was distributed throughout the barrel.


platFORM projects in Tempe | platFORM projects in Chandler


Look for the platFORM Cycle 3 call to artists here and on our parterning program's websites in April 2015.


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