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Prairie Grass

Created 3 years 346 days ago
by Lauren Faske (Arts)

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Beth Galston and Bartek Konieczny found inspiration for this sculpture is Texas prairie grasses that have slender stems and sway gently in the wind. They have a mystery, evoking energy in motion. The design feels 'natural' , with stalks of varying heights arranged in asymmetric clusters, as if you are walking in a section of wild prairie. Gentle movement of sculptural elements in the wind further contributes to making the piece feel organic and lively. The piece forms a harmonious environment that visitors engage with as they enter the building. Light and color are important elements of the piece.  During the day, the shiny stainless steel stalks and glossy golden seed elements interact with changing sunlight.  At night, up lighting creates drama as it glistens off the sculptural elements, and casts shadows into the surrounding space.  The sculpture welcomes visitors to the Northwest Service Center, and provides a dramatic presence visible to people driving by, thus engaging the larger community.
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Accession#: 2014.GAL.1
Artist First Name: Beth
Artist Last Name: Galston
More About Artist URL: http://www.bethgalston.com/
Related Site URL: www.solutionsinmetal.com
Type: outdoor sculpture
Media 1: steel-powder
Media 2: steel-stainless
Dimensions: 18'H x 16'W x 20'L
Completion Year: 2014
Additional Information URL:
Location Name: Northwest Service Center
Artwork Address: Callaghan & West Commerce ST
Zip Code: 78228
Point X: -98.598569
Point Y: 29.436427
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Council District: 7
Map Point Color: Yellow


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Callaghan & West Commerce ST

Additional Directions: Northwest Service Center

Prairie Grass

Artist: Beth Galston
Category: categoryFacilities
Details: outdoor sculpture, steel-powder, steel-stainless
Dimensions: 18'H x 16'W x 20'L
Date completed: 2014
Description:
Beth Galston and Bartek Konieczny found inspiration for this sculpture is Texas prairie grasses that have slender stems and sway gently in the wind. They have a mystery, evoking energy in motion. The design feels 'natural' , with stalks of varying heights arranged in asymmetric clusters, as if you are walking in a section of wild prairie. Gentle movement of sculptural elements in the wind further contributes to making the piece feel organic and lively. The piece forms a harmonious environment that visitors engage with as they enter the building. Light and color are important elements of the piece.  During the day, the shiny stainless steel stalks and glossy golden seed elements interact with changing sunlight.  At night, up lighting creates drama as it glistens off the sculptural elements, and casts shadows into the surrounding space.  The sculpture welcomes visitors to the Northwest Service Center, and provides a dramatic presence visible to people driving by, thus engaging the larger community.


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