The statue is called Mother and Child by Marc D'Ambrosi and was completed in 1990 during an expansion of the mall. While the mother is devoting her attention to her child, you will note that she has beside her a shopping bag full of purchases. I am sure that the mall owners commissioned the artist to make sure that it showed a shopper who had purchased things.
The packages the bronze shopper has bought do not have labels, so we do not know if she bought things at Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom's, Barney's New York, Macy's, Dillard's, Gucci, Cartier, Tiffany, or any of the other several hundred stores that provide more than 2 million square feet (180,000 square meters) shopping. No wonder this bronze shopper has stopped for a rest.
I live less than a mile from Scottsdale Fashion Square, and we frequently walk to restaurants in the area. The mall has helped spur development of the nearby Scottsdale Waterfront Project and Old Town Scottsdale and its arts and entertainment district, which is just across the canal from the mall.
This week we are showing photos of Costa Rica on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.