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Midden Mound Wickiups

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Wickiup refers to a primitive domed structure historically associated with Native Americans of the Southwest - temporary strong domed dwellings made of bent green branches, hides, and thatch. Simpson's modern take on a Wickiup includes two sites, three metal domes, metal mesh, and geometric benches providing shade and a place to rest that honors the historical presence of indigenous peoples and their light footprint on the land. The pair is called Wickiup Encampment and the Singular is Wickiup Overlook; both are visible from Pearsall Park and draw visitors to explore the distant amenities. Upon arrival at each installation site, visitors are rewarded with a place for respite and views over looking Lackland Air Force Base, the meandering Leon Creek, pastoral and native landscapes, suburban villages and, in the distance, downtown San Antonio.

Fabricators: George Schroeder, Metalmorphosis LLC and CCC Group Inc., San Antonio, Texas; Cold Spring Quarry, Marble Falls, Texas; San Jacinto Materials Inc. and Krisch Construction Company; and Connexa Energy, Comfort, Texas.


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Accession#: 2016.SIM.1
Artist First Name: Buster
Artist Last Name: Simpson
More About Artist URL: http://www.bustersimpson.net/
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Type: outdoor sculpture
Media 1: steel-structural
Media 2: mesh
Dimensions: Wikiup Encampment 13' tall and 52' wide, Wickup Overlook 13' tall and 26' wide
Completion Year: 2016
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Location Name: Pearsall Park
Artwork Address:
Zip Code: 78242
Point X: -98.5927074
Point Y: 29.3539369
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Council District: 4
Map Point Color: Green


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Additional Directions: Pearsall Park

Midden Mound Wickiups

Artist: Buster Simpson
Category: categoryParks
Details: outdoor sculpture, steel-structural, mesh
Dimensions: Wikiup Encampment 13' tall and 52' wide, Wickup Overlook 13' tall and 26' wide
Date completed: 2016
Description:

Wickiup refers to a primitive domed structure historically associated with Native Americans of the Southwest - temporary strong domed dwellings made of bent green branches, hides, and thatch. Simpson's modern take on a Wickiup includes two sites, three metal domes, metal mesh, and geometric benches providing shade and a place to rest that honors the historical presence of indigenous peoples and their light footprint on the land. The pair is called Wickiup Encampment and the Singular is Wickiup Overlook; both are visible from Pearsall Park and draw visitors to explore the distant amenities. Upon arrival at each installation site, visitors are rewarded with a place for respite and views over looking Lackland Air Force Base, the meandering Leon Creek, pastoral and native landscapes, suburban villages and, in the distance, downtown San Antonio.

Fabricators: George Schroeder, Metalmorphosis LLC and CCC Group Inc., San Antonio, Texas; Cold Spring Quarry, Marble Falls, Texas; San Jacinto Materials Inc. and Krisch Construction Company; and Connexa Energy, Comfort, Texas.



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