Ambient Landscape is a series of seven tapestries, hung in two groupings on the north and south walls of the City Hall Kiva, are derived from the Southwestern landscape. The image depicted in the work is not from any one place in Arizona, but rather “bits and pieces of imagery, composites of what you see when you drive, when you travel,” said artist Janet Taylor. The tapestries were woven on a 10-foot-wide loom with linen, wool silk, and cotton yarns, and took about a year to complete. Taylor was a professor at Arizona State University at the time, and she created an atelier-style workplace in her home in Tempe, with several students and graduate students from ASU’s fibers program working to help complete the tapestries.
LocationScottsdale City Hall, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ, USA