A "Marker" placed at the aLoft Hotel in Tempe, AZ, was intended to act as an organic counterpoint to its thoroughly modern architecture. The sculpture has essentially two distinct "faces," one addressing those entering the Hotel and the other seen from its lobby. As is typical of the Artists' installations, the sculpture is "planted" into the ground plane to remove any notion that the sculpture was plopped onto its setting.
The sculpture is fabricated from a single limestone block. The two images above document the splitting of the stone into two components. Those two parts are, on alternating sides, incised by the artist with tools available at the quarry/plant. Those incised patterns were then surfaced with a warm silver/gold metal leaf, then permanently reassembled into one block.