Fitz blog Art: Statue

Two newly-installed life-size bronze statues on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in the north plaza of the Fourth Avenue underpass in downtown Tucson, Ariz. Artist Melody Peters (MELODY PETERS), who's work was commissioned by the city from funds set aside for the Fourth Avenue Underpass Improvement (FOURTH AVENUE UNDERPASS IMPROVEMENT) project, made the 5-foot, 7-inch (5 FOOT, 7 INCHES) statues from clay before they were bronzed for installation atop two 10-foot pillars (10 FEET) that she designed as well. Peters called the theme a celebration of dance. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star *NO MAGS NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT*

David Fitzsimmons The Arizona Daily Star

A pair of life-size dancing women, sculpted in bronze, now adorn the Fourth Avenue underpass. The city originally commissioned a male and female dancer in 2003 but, due to budget cuts, the male was replaced with a second female who will do the same job for less pay.