Whiptail

Whiptail Lizard

Concept Image for Silver Garden Building in Albuquerque, NM

 

60 feet long. Stainless steel, glass. 2011

 

This giant metallic lizard rests along the top of the Silver Gardens Housing Project, as if momentarily stopping to bask in the sun.  This sculptural icon represents the New Mexico state reptile, the Whiptail Lizard, except that he is 60 feet long and made of durable, weather-proof stainless steel. His scaly head contains blue glass eyes, giving him a deep translucent gaze. .