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Brad Armstong's Phoenix Carnival

Brad Armstong's Phoenix Carnival
Brad Armstrong

Artist: Brad Armstrong 

Medium35mm film

I was driving Westbound on I-17 between 24st and 7th street when looked to the north. I saw a early morning Monsoon dust strom blowing across a dirt field. I didn't think much of it until I saw what appeared to be an abandoned carnival. It was such a surrel site I immediately exited the freeway and drove to the site to get a better look. 

I had a 35mm film camera with me at the time so I quickly got out of the car and shoot about five or six frames. In the matter of a short minute the dust storm suddenly passed by. I have always considered this image to be a one in a lifetime image. The blowing dirt gives the image a painterly effect that I love. You can see downtown Phoenix in the background on the left side of frame.


The countdown to 

Best of Phoenix 

continues! 

Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix.  No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?

Imagine PHX, so far: 

100: 

Steven Revering's Westward Ho

99: 

Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography

 



98: William LeGoullon's Table
97. Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center

89.

Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain

88.

Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang

87.

Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix

86.

Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper

85.

Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape

84.

Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact

83.

Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen

82.

Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel

81.

Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur

80.

Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast

79.

Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows

78.

Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre

77.

Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee

76.

Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell

75.

Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3

74.

Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro

73.

Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp

72.

Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center

70.

Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound

66.

Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest

59. Lisa Marie Sipe's Sweeping Succulent
And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com



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