More sculpture talk

Discussion in 'Sun City General Discussions' started by carptrash, Jan 9, 2018.

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  1. carptrash

    carptrash Member

    Not too long ago some cute cut-out sculptures of coyotes and a few other things appeared on Thunderbird, around Boswell Hospital. Then there was a little bit of complaining in the local papers and then suddenly they were gone. Does anyone know the story, or even the gossip, as to what occurred?
     
  2. SCR

    SCR Member

    If I remember correctly, MCDOT or some other transportation authority said the art was distracting to motorists and could only be a certain height.
    So the art was removed. I don't know about other drivers, but when I'm driving, my eyes are on the road not on the medians. The art did not bother me at all.
     
  3. carptrash

    carptrash Member

    Thanks. Though have not been there recently, I think that there still are similar works on the median on 7th Avenue north of Bell Road.
     
  4. pegmih

    pegmih Active Member

    There is a bronze statue at the entrance of Lakeview and
    a small copy in a lighted niche at the Sun City Visitor Center.

    The plaque reads as follows:

    Sun City Volunteers
    A Lifestyle of Giving
    These figures represent the highest values
    of our community: strength of character
    dignity, compassion and mindful resonsibility
    to our own and future generations.
    Gammie (?) P. Turner & Kay Smith
    March 17, 2001
     
  5. carptrash

    carptrash Member

    Yes, that's it. I was going to use the small version at the Visitor's Center as my next statue, but I guess I'll move on to something else.
     

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