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Sculptor:
Yellot, John  Search this
Wong, Joe  Search this
Assistant:
Bliss, Raymond L.  Search this
Design firm:
John Yellot Engineering Associates, Inc.  Search this
Architectural firm:
Wong Associates  Search this
Engineering firm:
Frank Foltz Associates  Search this
Fabricator:
Garland Steel Company  Search this
George Cavalier and the Flemish Glazenier  Search this
Contractor:
Mardian Construction Company  Search this
Climate Control Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: copper, partially painted, wrought iron, glass, concrete, stone, and gold-anodized aluminum sheeting; Base: reinforced concrete and stone
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Sundial
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Carefree Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 734 Carefree Arizona 85377
Located K. T. Palmer Sundial Circle Carefree Arizona
Date:
1959
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Arizona survey, 1994.
Summary:
A large sundial, with a giant gnomon made of gold anodized aluminum sheeting that extends over a circular plaza area with concrete numbers around the perimeter. Hours lines are designated in gold-anodized aluminum lines; hour markers are concrete disks four feet in diameter cast into the solar plaza. The numerals are incised in Antique Roman pattern. A sunburst, consisting of a wrought-iron globe with simulated solar flares made of multicolored glass, hangs beneath the gnomon and is suspended above a reflecting pool and fountain. The sunburst is illuminated by lights recessed in the fountain pool. The Great Sundial also has a copper solar strip on its exterior; and water recirculating pumps inside. At the base of the Great Sundial's gnomon is an aluminum 1/4 scale model pilot sundial set in a granite boulder.
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Sun  Search this
Control number:
IAS AZ000506
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332745