“The winning design for public art has been chosen for the Unser Boulevard corridor that serves as an entry into Rio Rancho, New Mexico’s third largest city. Artists from across New Mexico were asked to submit designs. Albuquerque artist Erica Hoverter’s design was selected July 27th, 2011 at the meeting of the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA).” Source – The Official Site of Rio Rancho.

Erica Hoverter created the artwork for both sides of three massive monuments, and both sides of a 400 foot retaining wall in mosaic medium, thirty eight panels in all. The mosaic depictions are playful abstractions of: endangered, threatened, and more prolific plant and animal species of Sandoval County, NM.

South Monument

Center Monument

North Monument