The Santa Cruz Goes Underground

The five-panel high relief work in bronze by Melody Peters recounts the use and misuse of Santa Cruz River water from the Hohokam period, through the days of Spanish occupation, and up to the end of the 20th century.

Artist(s): Melody Peters

Melody Peters, The Santa Cruz Goes Underground, 2003.

Artist Melody Peters designed and sculpted a pictorial relief describing five distinct periods of Tucson's history with varying occupants, plants, animals and man, coexisting with the flowing and then diminishing Santa Cruz River. Peters created molds using oil-based clay, which were then used to cast the bronze panels.
Address: Silverlake Rd. near Santa Cruz Ln.

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