Evan Wyloge's View from 44 Monroe

Artist: Evan Wyloge 

Medium: Digital Photograph from the 20th floor of 44 Monroe, looking N-N-E, around 7:20 p.m..

I hadn't been inside my friends' 20th-floor apartment in 44 Monroe yet, but I had been looking forward to seeing the view from their place, because I had a feeling it would be a good one. Right away, I asked to go out to the balcony and I knew it was just about that right time in the evening when you can't take a bad photo of the Phoenix skyline.

After a couple minutes, I saw the light hit just the right tones and snapped this photo. From this vantage point, I can see so many familiar places and landmarks that have become a part of my life in downtown over the past several years, and I can easily fall into fond memories looking at them. It also reminds me that Phoenix has some of the best skies I've ever seen.

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


Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain


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



Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix


Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper


Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape



Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact


Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen


Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel


Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur


Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast


Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows


Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre


Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee


Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell


Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3


Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro


Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp


Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center


Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound


Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest


Jill Johnson's Downtown Is ...


Sebastien Millon's "Phoenix. It's Fabulous."

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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