Cave Creek Installs New Public Art Pieces

Commissioned sculptures created by local artist

Photo by Scott Dahne, courtesy of the Town of Cave Creek.

Photo by Scott Dahne,
courtesy of the Town of Cave Creek.

The Town of Cave Creek, with guidance from the Tucson-Pima Arts Council, collaborated with the Sonoran Arts League in requesting proposals from artists to create entry features that would represent the Town’s western heritage. After 18 impressive entries by 17 artists or groups, the Town Council chose local metal sculptor Mark Carroll. Carroll’s design of a rearing stainless steel horse on a rustic stone and rusted metal base is sited at two gateways to the Town of Cave Creek. The stainless steel horse stands 9 feet in height and is mounted on a 4 foot tall base.

The first site is located on the east side of Cave Creek Road just south of Carefree Highway with the second site located in the median of Cave Creek Road, 100 feet west of Scopa trail.

The mayor, vice mayor, Town council, Town manager, Peter Jankowski and other notables were on hand Tuesday, June 10, for the unveiling of the tall rearing stainless steel horse statue. It will represent the Town of Cave Creek as one of the last remaining equestrian communities.

Caroll creates contemporary sculpture in stone, wood and metal. He established The Sculpture Studio in 1990. Since then he has created large outdoor sculptures for corporate office buildings and home landscapes along with smaller sculptures for interior home decor. One can purchase an existing sculpture found on the studio website, or the artist can work directly with clients to create a unique work of art.

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