Super Bowl LVII Inspire$2,500 current bid
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I am sponsored by The Rotary Club of Scottsdale.
My artist is Vanessa Ortiz-Zapata.
I am here to support the Rotary Club of Scottsdale.
I was painted along with SPIRIT
The process of painting the two stallions has been an exciting one for Ortiz. More than 20 drafts of the two stallion designs were created before the NFL gave its final approval. From there, she painted the two pieces from start to finish in about one month.
The two Stallions are representative of the sunrises and sunsets in Arizona. There are various native plants and animals pictured on both Stallions, with callouts in the form of a diamondback rattlesnake and cardinal, and of course, the Super Bowl LVII logo.
"What I was keeping in mind is the sunsets and sun downs, how we have the beautiful, gorgeous reds and pinks, and how it contrasts between the greens. People think when they see Arizona, it's all desert, dry and brown," Ortiz said. "No, there's multiple colors out there. You just have to know where to see and look at it. And especially when it rains, it's a whole green world out there."
Ortiz's two stallions will make their way to Old Town Scottsdale in the coming days and will be on display for the public to see and take photos of until March 2023. On April 15, the Stampede Gala Auction at Royal Arabians will take place, the Stallions will be auctioned off, and the proceeds will be given to select charities.