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New Scottsdale Arts exhibition highlights Arizona’s smallest beauty

Posted 6/24/22

Scottsdale Public Art will host the “Designed to Move: Seeds That Float, Fly or Hitchhike through the Desert Southwest” exhibition from July 7 through Sept. 30, at Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

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New Scottsdale Arts exhibition highlights Arizona’s smallest beauty

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Scottsdale Public Art will host the “Designed to Move: Seeds That Float, Fly or Hitchhike through the Desert Southwest” exhibition from July 7 through Sept. 30, at Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

“Designed to Move” features work by photographer Taylor James, introducing viewers to a surprising, up-close look at the beauty and functional diversity of desert seed designs.

James’ photographs illustrate the ingenious design of desert seeds that employ different methods for dispersal and propagation, the press release stated.

In collaboration with Desert Botanical Garden, Arizona State University’s Herbarium and ASU’s Design School, the exhibition is organized by the Biomimicry Center at ASU.

According to the release, Wendy Raisanen, curator of collections and exhibitions for Scottsdale Public Art, loves the connection between the exhibition and the public artwork “Sonoran Seed Pods” by Jeff Zischke at George “Doc” Cavalliere Park in north Scottsdale.

The sculpture series’ extra-large steel renditions of desert seeds along the hiking path are a natural tie-in with the macro photography featured in “Designed to Move.”

Additionally, Scottsdale Public Art is offering a special augmented reality experience for those who view the exhibition in person at the Civic Center Public Gallery.

Using the Hoverlay app, the public will be able to view a 3-D model of one of the “Sonoran Seed Pods” sculptures and walk through a portal to see the sculpture on the Frank Crerie hiking trail, in 360 degrees, on their mobile device.

“Living in Arizona and hiking in the Sonoran Desert has given me an intimate knowledge and experience with desert plants and their seeds that have attached themselves to my clothes,” Raisanen stated in the release. “The macro photography really shows the beauty and ingenuity of their design.”

In addition to the exhibition itself, there will be an opening reception, including a talk from Adelheid Fischer, biomimicry writer, educator and curator of “Designed to Move,” from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 7 at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

For more information and to view all the artworks in a virtual exhibition, visit ScottsdalePublicArt.org/exhibitions.

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