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Outdoor Art in Tucson: Singing Coyote

Singing coyote graces a fence bordering open range country

This steel coyote sings from his perch on a fencepost along open range west of Tucson, Arizona.  Whimsical art such as this is one of the joys of living in Tucson.  You'll see artwork in the most unlikely places. 

Stare at the coyote for too long, and the ears and nose seem to trade places.  One moment, he's howling at the sunset with his nose up.  The next, he's got his head down, mouth closed, and he's staring right at you.

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Comment balloon 25 commentsMike Jones • June 18 2009 01:01AM

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Nice shot Mike - back in the 80's & 90's I have to admit that I got a little overloaded with the typical "Santa Fe Style" singing coyote & Kokopelli figures(you could even buy them at Wally World!!!).  Now that a little time has gone by since that fad it sure is a lot easier to appreciate them....or perhaps it is the way in which you present them.  I suspect it is the latter!

Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) almost 11 years ago

Kent,

Thanks for being the first to comment!  I'm still overloaded with Kokopelli figures, but this coyote has some class, and it's not all low.  :)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Whimsical decor around here and there inside or outside is fun.  I love whimsy.  I've got a house full of whimsy, a Buddha here, a bowl of shells there.  It's fun. 

I'll have to get some photos of some of my "whimsy". 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Mike,

I can see this one in one of your sendout cards.  Nice photo sir.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 11 years ago

Hey! That looks like the coyote that resides in the woods behind our house!  LOL  Oh ... wait a minute ... they all pretty much look alike, huh?  Nice shot, Mike.  As always.  :)

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 11 years ago

I happen to love all the Southwest art and pine for it. Not to mention pinon. Thanks Mike. ;-)

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 11 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  It took a second cup of coffee, but I finally saw the nose down part!  Great photo! -- Gab (PS - it's a no with Mr. Koomer - we will press on!) -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Good morning Mike,

Enjoying this, my thoughts wander, steel coyote? Hana! I'll bet given extreme lighting you could even make a "Calder" look good!

Nice shot.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 11 years ago

Mike - great job with the background. How many shots did you take before you got the one you wanted?

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 11 years ago

Mike  -  As always, a job well done!  Nice photo!  Did you take that last night?  The sunset in Phoenix was gorgeous, I was wondering if Tucson had the same...

Cheron Lange

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Cheron,

Not last night--I took the photo on my last visit to the Elkhorn wildfire.  The background is a smoke-filled sky at sunset.  Tucson had a beautiful sunset last night, though.

Larry,

I took three shots of the coyote.

Bill,

The Calder foundation website says that "Alexander Calder (1898-1976), whose illustrious career spanned much of the 20th century, is the most acclaimed and influential sculptor of our time."  That doesn't say much about our time...  LOL

Gab,

Maybe it's easier with a glass of wine than with a cup of coffee...

Susie,

Thanks for stopping by to comment!  See you on your blog.

Carol,

But can they all attract lightning?!

Don,

I'm making a greeting card with this photo!  Email me your  SOC distributor number, and I'll share it with you.

Lenn,

I seem to remember a whimsical 12 gauge shotgun standing in the corner by your french doors...

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike,

Most of Calder's rusting junk was sold to government and non-profits spending other peoples money. I think it says allot, just nothing good!

On the other hand maybe my problem is that I look at it in the harsh light of day!

I realy did like the photo, it really is subject to your point of view.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 11 years ago

Bill,

I thought you might like it!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Ah yes.  And I just bought a lovely Beretta O/U Trap.

Love it.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Mike, I absolutely LOVED that!  I only saw it one way until I looked at it again and could see it both ways ver clearly.  I love art, this is a great photo!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 11 years ago

Carole,

I'm so glad you like it!  Thanks for commenting.

Lenn,

Annie Oakley's signature is in the Guest Register at the Philadelphia Gun Club, on Street Rd in Philly.  They shoot live pigeon there, and I've seen that gun of yours (one like it) on several occasions.  (Pigeons are classified as vermin in Pennsylvania, which is why the anti's haven't shut 'em down.)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mike,
That is too cool!  And yes, I see both poses! 

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) almost 11 years ago

We have a couple of sculpture gardens in the area but your coyote looks right at home.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 11 years ago

Terry,

He's enjoying himself.  :)

Cynthia,

Thanks for commenting.  I wonder if the sculptor saw it the way we see it?

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Morning Mike, you seem to live in a land of eye wonderment every way you turn. Again another great photo from you, thanks!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch almost 11 years ago

Mike - Your photos are magnificent!

When are you going to publish a coffee table book?

Posted by COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate (COMPASS) almost 11 years ago

Stewart,

I was waiting for an agent.  Would that be you?

Cynthia,

Good morning to you!  Thanks for the encouragement!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

This is an AWESOME shot! Out of all your great pictures I think this one is my favorite1 :)

Posted by Shannon Lefevre, Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl (John R. Wood Properties) almost 11 years ago

I saw the "two" poses right away.  In fact, I couldn't stop looking at the downward look, it seemed more like a bird.  I looked at it for a long time before I read.  So much for thinking I was the only one who saw it.  LOL!

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 11 years ago

Doreen,

I thought it looked like a bird in the downward pose too.  Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner in the same sculpture!

Shannon,

I made a greeting card out of this photo.  Email your snail mail address to me, and I'll send it to you.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

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