Eli Richard (Tempe)
A Local Light Installation
3rd Avenue and Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The 23 individual Sun Lanterns are made of steel, plexiglass, and solar–powered lights. Ranging from 3–8 feet tall, they are layered with horizontal plexiglass strips, inspired by colors found in the landscape of Arizona. The lanterns absorb sunlight throughout the day, and then, as the sun sets, each lantern flickers on to reenergize its environment.
Eli Richard is an artist and designer working in the Phoenix metro area. His work focuses on playful and often imaginative imagery. Richard moved to Arizona from northern California in 2013 and found immediate inspiration in the colors and landscape of the desert. Screen printing has always been his favorite media choice, but more recently has worked in wood and metal sculptures. He has a master of fine arts in printmaking from Arizona State University and works in graphic design.