Giant Purple Cactus



Installed May 2018, these sculptures are interpretive executions of a child's rendering of a purple prickly pear cactus brought to life.  This trio of brightly-painted sculptures are painted to reflect the life and diversity of the real purple prickly pear cactus- and to be just as eye-catching!  The base of one of the sculpture is covered in a mosaic of hundred if pottery sherds collected from failed pit firings of pottery made by children at the museum.  They remind us that everything comes from something, and the desert is a place of infinite resourcefulness and repurpose. 

Coming soon will be a small kiosk or sign explaining the art, as well as a landscaped trail guiding visitors the short distance from the road over the wash to the sculptures.