Anne Coe at Phoenix Sky Harbor

02/15/2013 Anne Coe at Phoenix Sky Harbor


We are excited to announce that Anne Coe was commissioned to do a large public art project for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Sky Train.  “Topo Magic” is a 36’ x 450’ terrazzo floor and can be seen at the East Economy Lot Station Platform.  Following is the press release from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture:

"Artist Anne Coe is known for her narrative paintings about the connections between the natural and man-made worlds. A fourth generation Arizonan, she drew inspiration for the floor from the colorful topographic maps she uses in hikes through the desert. To create her design, she borrowed the style of “topo” maps, turning the floor into a whimsical landscape of wiggling shapes and lines suggesting such natural features as canyons, rivers and mountains.

Coe worked closely with the PHX Sky Train design and construction team of architects HOK, engineers Gannett Fleming, and the Hensel Phelps Construction Company to integrate the design into the station. The floor was produced by 25 skilled workers from Advance Terrazzo, in Phoenix.

This project was commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program with Aviation percent-for-art funds."

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