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21" x 21" x 30"
bulletproof polycarbonate, LED lighting, touch sensitive electronics, sounds
Tucson Pima Arts Council
This piece was commissioned for a troubled park where criminals shoot out the streetlights, deal drugs, and chase away the children. Joe met with members of the community as he designed the piece and visited the park many times day and night. Public Drums is a sophisticated and rugged musical instrument that glows brilliantly at night. It is designed to encourage individual performance and positive group interaction. It is clad entirely with bulletproof polycarbonate.