Al Querido

May 2021

Avondale, AZ

Stephen Fairfield: Original Concept, fabrication, project management
David Olsen: Computer 3d renderings & fabrication CNC files Lighting design and programming

Created for “Avondale Celebrates 75 years as a City” movement.

Made out of perforated stainless steel sheets, the smaller hearts are fitted with LEDs to illuminate themselves. Smaller hearts are supported and suspended by a tree of pipe-supports inside the larger main heart.

Fabrication / Installation Photos

Batty Biker

November 2015

Tucson, AZ

Batty Biker is the first in a series of whimsical bat and bike sculptures funded by Pima County, of Arizona bats riding bicycles – in this case a recumbent bike. The sculptures are located on sites on the Loop bicycle trail, a 138 mile pedestrian/bicycle trail that encircles the city of Tucson, and runs along side various river beds and washes. Batty Biker is next to the Broadway Blvd Bridge over the Pantano Wash, Tucson, AZ. Bats roost under the bridge. The sculptures mark sites where people can come to see roosting bats fly out at dusk to feed, and return at dawn.

Batty Biker can be seen from Broadway and is a placemaker for the viewing area. The sculpture is fabricated of welded steel pipe, rod, and perforated metal. It consists of an expressionist recumbent bike and a bat, mounted on a 6” dia. steel pole.

Fabrication / Installation Photos