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Robots in Flight
Belle Art provides an opportunity for artists to alter and enhance the Bell Tower, a key entry point to the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The installations, each up for a few months, provide a new approach to this public space, creating unexpected experiences, reasons to linger and return. Toby Fraley recycles vintage household items such as coffee thermoses, vacuum cleaners and picnic jugs into art. Fraley created a new series of Robots for this installation. In the bell tower the Robots rode rockets, glided, parachuted to safety and sailed on rustic wings, charming passersby with an eclectic and engaging air show. The Scottsdale Public Art Program plans to purchase the artwork for the Municipal Collection and reinstall in a public space, perhaps a branch library.
This exhibit was purchased after it's temporary exhibition for placement in Scottsdale.