Naturalized Infrastructure

Photograph of Naturalized Infrastructure, a set of backflow devices painted with an unusual desert camouflage to match the natural color scheme

Naturalized Infrastructure is a set of large backflow prevention devices located in front of the South Mountain Environmental Education Center in South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona. These devices are functional and necessary, and visually prominent. The goal of this City of Phoenix public art project was to take these visually out-of-place devices and transform them into visually interesting forms that are integrated with the natural look of the undeveloped desert park.