Waterfront Splash Pad
Scottsdale Public Art is working with artist Annette Coleman to design and install mosaic artwork enhancements at the splash pad near Marshall Way Bridge at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The splash pad is a user–activated, low–water–use, plaza-style splash pad intended to attract families to the Waterfront and give them a place to play and relax.
Coleman enjoys creating bright, colorful sculptures based on her connection to nature and love of the outdoors. She believes serpentine shapes help reflect nature’s shapes and become whimsical abstractions of all the elements, water, wind, flora, and fauna. Coleman also draws on popular culture, such as TV shows and science programs, and she often names her work based on those intersections of commonalities.
The artist’s glass is cut into random shapes and in a variety of colors that dances with light in any weather. The mosaic stained–glass pieces are embedded in colored concrete that is formulated to last decades. Glass itself is among the most durable of mediums.