Artwork A WORK OF ART: Artist Anne Coe designed the platform art floor in the East Economy Station. Photo by Bill Timmerman.

Artwork Anne Coe
Topo Magic, 2013
450 x 36’ terrazzo floor
Fabricator: Advance Terrazzo

Anne Coe drew inspiration for her terrazzo floor from the colorful topographic maps she uses in hikes through the Arizona desert. Topographic maps graphically depict natural and man-made features of the land using contour lines. Applying a palette of eleven colors, she adopted the graphic stylizations of “topo” maps to depict rivers, canyons, farm fields and mountains in a whimsical landscape of wiggling shapes and contours.

Public Art project was commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program with Aviation percent for art funds.