Serving as a vibrant sculptural beacon in the heart of Downtown Tucson, 'Calabashes', or the gourd, alludes to the deep connection between the desert and water.
Art Form: Sculpture
Collection(s): City of Tucson
Funding: Department of Transportation
Artist(s): Eric Powell
Depicting a gourd composed of painted steel tubing, artist Eric Powell references the deep connections between the desert and water. The gourd, or 'calabash', directly represents the people of Tucson: hardy and adaptable, with the ability to thrive in the Sonoran Desert.
Dimensions: 66"h x 16'w x 66"h
Address: 114 E Broadway Blvd. (Modern Streetcar Stop: 6th Ave at Broadway Blvd. & Congress St.)