Scottsdale Public Art

Temporary Art

Water Striders

For the past year, local artist and designer Jeff Zischke has been planning and prototyping Water Striders, a series of large, glowing and color-changing water strider bugs to float in the canal for Canal Convergence | Spring Equinox. During Canal Convergence event nights only, viewers have the opportunity to change the multi-colored water striders using touch screens located at an interaction station on the south canal bank. 


A total of 8 twelve-foot long and five-foot tall water strider sculptures are scattered across the surface of the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront from Soleri Bridge and Plaza to the Marshall Way bridge. Come see these sculptures light up the canal every evening through May, with touch-screen interaction available during Canal Convergence nights only.


Click here to watch a video about how this artwork was made and installed in the canal.

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