A monumental shade screen with integrated seating provides a grand entry into Laveen, an agricultural community that has been absorbed into Phoenix. The imagery of cowboys leaning against a split-rail fence (now waiting for a bus, perhaps?) shelter recalls the recent agricultural history of the area. The screen features five cowboys, and the three approaching free-standing screens include larger-than-life images of a cowboy’s horse, a cactus wren, and a jackrabbit. The artwork’s title comes from the song by Big Country.
27th Avenue Park and Ride, Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Powder-coated steel shade and seating structure.
13 ft x 64 ft x 5 ft