site-specific art and design for communities
  • Daytime view of series of pieces along Southern Road at the Tempe Museum in Tempe, AZ

Looking Through the Past

Site: Tempe History Museum, Tempe, AZ

Artists: Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock

Architect: Weddle & Gilmore Architects

Client: City of Tempe Cultural Services Division and Tempe History Museum

The museum’s photographic and artifact collection is represented through a half-tone pattern. The process of creating dots is translated into a system of solids and voids in sheet aluminum. This piece references early newspaper halftone print methods, as well as offering a commentary on the elusive nature of history. The images are both present and ghostlike—creating momentary vignettes of clarity and abstraction.