Crossroads of Enlightenment

Created 6 years 89 days ago
by James LeFlore (Arts)

Tags: angel rodriguez-diaz
Categories: Infrastructure/Streets Neighborhood
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"Crossroads of Enlightenment" by San Antonio artist Angel Rodríguez–Díaz  is a two-piece sculpture installation located at the intersection of Blanco and Basse Road that serves as a neighborhood Gateway. The sculptures are 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-tall. The artwork's form resembles the smokestacks located at the nearby Quarry Market, once the Alamo Cement Company. The two-piece sculptural installation is carved with intricate waterjet cut imagery resembling papel picado that references the history of the surrounding neighborhoods. 



"Crossroads of Enlightenment" resembles the smokestacks of Quarry Market, once the Alamo Cement Company.  The cut-out imagery is reminiscent of papel picado.  The installation's imagery is relevant to the surrounding area.