Flowing from Chandler’s agricultural foundation, The Seed honors the importance of agriculture and, accordingly, water. The “sluice,” or canal, in the background, feeds the seed, or grain, of the smaller front figure, leading to the growth of hay and, eventually, the community itself.
The sculpture sits 12 feet above the floor in Chandler’s Tumbleweed Recreation Center lobby.
Commission, City of Chandler, Chandler, Arizona. Powder-coated aluminum, 168″ x 76″ x 83″, 2012.