Owner: City of Las Vegas
Location: Main & Commerce / Las Vegas, NV
Dimensions: 16′ x 16′ x 16′
Materials: .25″ Stainless Steel Plate
Located in the Arts District downtown at Main and Commerce streets. The work is made of two large steel sculptures, inspired by Southern Paiute basket weaving. Both pieces are 16-feet-by-16-feet, weighing 10 tons a piece.
“For generations, the nomadic tribes took great pride in developing intricate and beautiful ways to create and adorn their baskets. I discovered that these baskets were mostly used for storing food, seeds and transporting of goods. I then wondered why these people would take such care to indi-vidualize and beautify an ordinary utilitarian object.”
– Luis Varela-Rico