Friday, October 26, 2012

"Transportation" by Kris Kollasch in Tempe

At the corner of 11th Avenue and Farmer in the Mitchell Park East neighborhood in Tempe, this ordinary irrigation standbox was converted into something extraordinary in a neighborhood effort, on April 18, 2009, I believe. This work, which features Matchbox cars, tiles, and oh a bicycle, was planned by Kris Kollasch, and I love it.  Also seen on Firefly Living, other standpipes in the area adorned with tile.

Check it out, though: traffic jams and bicycle parts, peace signs and foot prints, a winding tire track made of tiles, stars and moons and blue swirls. I need to ride back here to take some detailed close-ups. Or at night, to see the bike up in the tree....another time perhaps. 


  1. I ride by that box at least once a week. Thanks for the background on the art. I thought maybe the Borg had started assimilating bicycles.

  2. That is pretty cool. Public art where I live is quite rare, and often rather boring.

  3. This is lovely. Thanks for the pictures...


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