ARIZONA! by Choi+Shine Architects

On display Nov. 9, 2018 – April 1, 2019
ARIZONA! is a hand-crocheted lace ribbon measuring 8 feet wide and more than 600 feet long. It will elegantly meander over and around the Arizona Canal throughout Canal Convergence and remain installed until April 2019. During the spring 2018 Canal Convergence event, Choi+Shine Architects visited the Scottsdale Waterfront to explain their project and engage the public in participating. A number of hand-crocheted designs were dispersed to more than 100 experienced crochet volunteers in Arizona and beyond. These volunteers worked independently, using the designs as a guide, to craft their own additions to the massive installation.

Artist Talk with Choi+Shine Architects

4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31
Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
6114 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Join Choi+Shine for a fascinating artist talk, featuring an introduction to the ARIZONA! project, a slide show of previous work, reflections on their inspirations, information about their design and fabrication techniques and a discussion of their views on art and design in general. Following the presentation there will be a question-and-answer session and a crochet demonstration in conjunction with project volunteers. Weft & Warp will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Artist Bio

Choi + Shine Architects is an internationally awarded design studio, established by Jin Choi and Thomas Shine. Their works have appeared in museums, galleries and light festivals worldwide, including i Light Marina Bay in Singapore and the Islamic Arts Festival in Sarjah, United Arab Emirates. Choi has a Master of Fine Arts in architectural art and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. Her work has been published and exhibited worldwide, including at the V&A in London. Choi was recently selected as one of Korea’s Global Young Architects by the Korean Institute of Architects. She is an adjunct instructor at Suffolk University, teaching design studio and thesis studio to both undergraduate and graduate students. Shine has a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he was also an instructor of architectural structures. Before studying architecture, Shine worked in biotechnology in London and later ran a firm developing medical equipment. His inventions have resulted in international patents and publications.