Crossroads of Enlightenment
sculpture (visual work), steel, lighting device components
Towers: 30'X10' diameter, 20’ high Bases: 10’ high, 10’ diameter
Crossroads of Enlightenment is a two-piece sculpture installation located at the intersection of Blanco and Basse Road that serves as a neighborhood Gateway. Local artist, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz created a pair of powder coated red and green steel towers that stand atop stone pillars on the East and West corners of the intersection reaching 25 feet hair, and included intricate water jet cut imagery that references the history of the surrounding neighborhoods. Crossroads of Enlightenment is the inspiration of the 2015 Official City of San Antonio Fiesta Medal and has been called "by far the most elaborate and visible public arts project the artist has done to date" by Marco Aquino, The Rivard Report. The public artwork was commissioned by the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture through its Public Art San Antonio Program.
Angel Rodriguez- Diaz created this project in collaboration with engineer David Pulido, Civil Engineering Consultants.