Her Secret Is Patience

Seen in the ‘air’ in downtown Phoenix!

Photograph by Teresa Commeau

Photograph by Teresa Commeau

This 145 foot-tall net-like aerial sculpture moves with the wind


You can find it in Civic Space Park, which has recently been named one of

the ‘Most Beautiful Parks in the World’ by Travel + Leisure


Opened to the public in 2009, Civic Space Park ‘grew’ on land once covered by old buildings and parking lots. It is conveniently located across from the Arizona State University’s downtown campus and near the Central Station of the METRO Light Rail and bus transfer stations. With unique urban design, the park utilizes sustainable design construction, operational features, and techniques to generate power, keep the area cool and capture rain water (rain? in the desert? – better capture all you can!). Eventually, the majority of the park’s outdoor spaces, over 70%,  will be shaded by a combination of mature trees and shade structures.  Solar panels covering the tops of the shade canopies produce a combined 75 kilowatts of power.Her Secret Is Patience

The main building renovated in the city’s project, was originally a car dealership in the 1920s.  Now, the A.E. England Building has retail space and a community meeting room for special events.Her Secret Is Patience

Her Secret is Patience

The centerpiece of the park, Her Secret Is Patience, is a US$2.4 million sculpture by Janet Echelman.  It consists of multicolored fiber nets suspended up to 145 feet (44 m) in the air and spans two city blocks. Ground-mounted colored lights change with the seasons and give a different appearance to the daytime look.

Other recent prominent works of Janet Echelman include: “Water Sky Garden” which premiered for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, “She Changes” on the waterfront in Porto, Portugal, and “Every Beating Second” in San Francisco Airport’s new Terminal Two.

Live Music — Movies — Poetry — Lectures —

Food Trucks — and more!

Every 1st and 3rd Friday, October 2013 – May 2014 (enjoy it TODAY!) from 6 – 10 p.m family activities such as visual arts, performances on the outdoor stage, spoken word, movies in the park, and A.E. England Building’s ArtLink gallery openings can be enjoyed. For more information visit Civic Space Park – Official Site of the City of Phoenix

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Image Credits:

Teresa Commeau



Arizona-The Grand Canyon State












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