Artist: Chikara Kakizawa
Medium: Photographic Print

Chikara Kakizawa's Ship Out of Water

Phoenix is a ship out of water... both figuratively and literally. We are located amidst an arid desert where people could not otherwise dwell, and yet water is artificially diverted to keep us nourished. And, as supply is always finite, so is this water available to the valley. Phoenix's limited supply comes from a share of the Colorado River, the Salt River Project, and ground water. There is an increasing need for conservation as the state suffers a drought and global warming continues to advance...we must act as a community to take care of this ship.

The countdown to Best of Phoenix begins! 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

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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