Visual Arts

Mary Lucking and Pete Goldlust Want Your Fabric for an Upcoming Public Art Project

Mary Lucking and Pete Goldlust are longtime Phoenix artists behind a few of the coolest public art projects in town (see: Lucking's permanent installation at the Arizona Science Center and Goldlust's temporary project in conjunction with IN FLUX). 

This year, the two are working together on an installation, set to take over the Scottsdale Belle Tower -- but they're going to need some of your fabric to make it happen.

"Climbing up the bell tower wall will be a squishy, ropey trunk of twined jean legs opening into spreading tree limbs that weave their way into the rafters overhead," the artists write. "Fleshy soft-sculpture leaves, fruit, and brilliantly colored birds formed from repurposed fabrics hang from the branches. The huge soft sculpture tree will seek to overtake the tower with its lushness." 

The two need old clothing, bedding, and pillows for their installation, tentatively titled A Tree Grows in Scottsdale. The two write that they'd be especially appreciative of old jeans, Hawaiian shirts, and colorful and patterned fabrics. 

All donations can be brought to the bin labeled "Fabric Call" near the entrance in the southwest corner of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing arts, 7380 East 2nd Street Scottsdale. 

The building is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m..

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Claire Lawton
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