Thanks to Lynn Trimble for writing about the new cycle of IN FLUX artworks around the city, including Roommates by Nick Rascona here in Chandler!

It’s been more than three decades since artist Joan Waters moved to Phoenix, where she found landscapes and light that infused her large-scale abstract paintings with fresh perspective. But it was a battle with breast cancer that gave her time to reflect on her art practice, and a community college art class that equipped her with the skills to begin working with metals.

Today, Waters is one of several artists whose work is featured in a public art project that spans several metro Phoenix communities, including the city of Peoria, where her steel sculpture titled Totem: The Plant Princess sits outside the entrance to the Sunrise Mountain Library. It’s part of IN FLUX Cycle 9, the latest iteration of the project first launched in 2010.

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