TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Local sculptor Jeff Timan teamed up with Pima County officials to place artwork within the Chuck Huckelberry Loop, which is east of Brandi Fenton Memorial Park in Tucson.
The Rillito River Park section of the Loop will be home to eight donated sculptures. They are steel tubes ranging in size from 8 to 17.5 feet tall, with all but one featuring plasma cut holes of different designs.
"Towers of a Martian Odyssey," the name of the sculptures, were inspired by the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey," Timan said.
Timan co-founded SculptureTucson.org, which aims to place sculptures everywhere. He started working with Pima County last year to create a site for rotating art pieces along Dodge Boulevard, which is adjacent to Brandi Fenton Park along the Loop.
"The newly installed art pieces along the Loop are amazing and create a nice visual effect for not only Loop users but also for the traveling public along Dodge Boulevard," stated Heather Ruder, program manager, Pima County's project management office.
She added, "I look forward to seeing future art pieces placed along the Loop or within Pima County parks."
Pima County has received donated artwork before. MedianGreen, a non-profit dedicated to replanting and beautifying public medians in Green Valley, donated art in 2017 on Esperanza Boulevard.
County officials with the department of transportation are developing standards and procedures for future donations. For more information, call 520-724-6410.