Devil Dancer - ASU Memorial Union Plaza - Tempe, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jennyanykind
N 33° 25.111 W 111° 56.087
12S E 413089 N 3698075
Quick Description: A dancing sculpture outside the Memorial Union on the ASU-Tempe campus.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 10:48:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMKQYV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
"Devil Dancer" was created in 1979 by Gary Slater, who received his MFA from ASU. It is made of Corten steel, and is an abstract sculpture intended to evoke associations with the local desert phenomenon of the dust devil, also called the "sun devil," the mascot of Arizona State University. It consists of two curved pieces of steel joined together, meant to look like swirls of wind and sand.

Movement is central to the artist's conception because of the association with dust devils, so the sculpture is intended to move when a breeze is blowing, just like its real life inspiration. It can also be spun manually by the viewer spinning its base.
Title of Piece: Devil Dancer

Artist: Gary Slater

Material/Media: Corten steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 1979

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): North of ASU's Memorial Union

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