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  • Windows to Our He...

    Windows to Our Heritage: Steves Avenue

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: murals (any medium), paint, mixed media
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Windows to Our Heritage" by San Antonio artist team Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas is an underpass mural series. The series features unique mosaic patterns and vignettes of significant people and places from the surrounding neighborhood. Each column is captioned with information about the community, history, and values depicted. The images range from indigenous tribes and clans, to Spanish colonialism and the Missions, ending with more recent histories. The people and places are familiar showcasing the unique history and heritage of the area.  Windows to Our He...

    Windows to Our Heritage: Mission Road

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: murals (any medium), paint, mixed media
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Windows to Our Heritage" by San Antonio artist team Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas is an underpass mural series. The series features unique mosaic patterns and vignettes of significant people and places from the surrounding neighborhood. Each column is captioned with information about the community, history, and values depicted. The images range from indigenous tribes and clans, to Spanish colonialism and the Missions, ending with more recent histories. The people and places are familiar showcasing the unique history and heritage of the area. The artwork spans several sites: Steves

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    Windows to Our Heritage: Roosevelt Avenue

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: murals (any medium), paint, mixed media
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Windows to Our Heritage" by San Antonio artist team Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas is an underpass mural series. The series features unique mosaic patterns and vignettes of significant people and places from the surrounding neighborhood. Each column is captioned with information about the community, history, and values depicted. The images range from indigenous tribes and clans, to Spanish colonialism and the Missions, ending with more recent histories. The people and places are familiar showcasing the unique history and heritage of the area. The artwork spans several sites: Steves Avenue, Mission Road, Roosevelt Avenue, and South Presa Street- with each location featuring a different color palette and unique imagery. George Cisneros of URBAN-15 helped to research and gather input from the community for this project. The project aims to improve the pedestrian

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  • Houston Street Br...

    Houston Street Bridge

    Artist: Diana Kersey, Bernice Williams
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: installations (visual works), ceramic tile, steel
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    "Houston Street Bridge" by San Antonio artists Diana Kersey and Bernice Williams is comprised of 64 ceramic panels that depict the natural and human history of the area. 36 of the panels depict the Gaillardia pulchella, "Indian Blanket" wildflowers that serve as a visual anchor for the composition. The installation also includes four metal finials, placed on the four corners of the bridge. The design elements used in the bridge are inspired by symbols called Adinkras originating from West Africa. These symbols convey cooperation, bravery, wisdom, unity, and strength. The overall color scheme of the bridge is associated with Africa. These colors and symbols identify, and honor the African American presence and history in the surrounding area. 
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  • Pioneers of the S...

    Pioneers of the Sky, The Stinson School of Flying

    Artist: Andy and Yvette Benavides of Smart And Joe De La Cruz, Chris Montoya, and Jose Cosme
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Dimensions: 15' x 300'
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:
    "Pioneers of the Sky, the Stinson School of Flying" led by San Antonio artist team Andy and Yvette Benavides of SMART, Joe De La Cruz, Chris Montoya, and Jose Comse celebrates the achievements of women in aviation. The mural features historic
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  • Where I End and Y...

    Where I End and You Begin

    Artist: Jason Eric Gonzales Martinez
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint, mixed media
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:

    "Where I end and You Begin" by San Antonio Artist Jason Eric Gonzales Martinez is a mural influenced by the cave-like setting of the location site. Located in an underpass surrounded by parks and adjacent to the San Antonio River, the mural explores nesting, migration, and connections between built and natural environments. Gonzales Martinez portrays the flora and fauna of this historic area. The color palette is very specific and works to represent the natural landscape. Ceramic nests and flat-stamp iconography influenced by pre-conquest indigenous communities are a central part of the murals narrative. Local arts nonprofit San Anto Cultural Arts led community engagement for "Where I End and You Begin." San Anto Cutural Arts consulted with the San Antonio River Authority, the East Pyron Symphony Lane Neighborhood Association, and bird specialists to inform the work. "Where I End and You Begin" is part of a series of murals for the World Heritage Mural Trail. This series is located

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  • Summer, Nopal and...

    Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear

    Artist: Joe De La Cruz
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Dimensions: 8' x 20'
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:
    "Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear" by San Antonio artist Joe De La Cruz is a mural paying tribute to native plants and animals along with the seasonal migrations of the Coahuiltecan clans that populated this area for thousands of years. The artwork features a nopal cactus with two flanking black bears outlined over constellations on either side. The background is comprised of warm colored stripes evoking summer. The mural draws inspiration from the fruit of the nopal cactus known as "tunas." Tunas were harvested from areas known as "Gran Tunales." The nopal pads, especially, the younger ones can be eaten year-round. The black bear was common in South Texas. The bears were hunted by local natives and early Spanish explorers for their hides. "Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear" is part of the series “Four Seasons” located along Villamain Road at the Loop 410 these murals were created by four San Antonio artists and local nonprofit SMARTSA. To discover more information about "Four
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  • Fall, Mesquite, Deer

    Fall, Mesquite, Deer

    Artist: Chris Montoya
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Dimensions: 8' x 40'
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:
    "Fall, Mesquite, Deer" by San Antonio artist Chris Montoya is a mural paying tribute to the native plants and animals along with the seasonal migrations of the Coahuiltecan clans that populated this area for thousands of years. The artwork features a heard of orange silhouetted deer. Silhouettes of mesquite trees, nopal cacti, and birds are also featured. The background is comprised of reds and pink stripes evoking fall. The mural draws inspiration from mesquite, a vital resource for the Coahuiltecans. Mesquite was utilized for food, fuel, medicine and making various implements. "Fall, Mesquite, Deer" is part of the series “Four Seasons” located along Villamain Road at the Loop 410 these murals were created by four San Antonio artists and local nonprofit SMARTSA. To discover more information about "Four Seasons" please visit here. "Four Seasons" is part of a series of murals for the World Heritage Mural Trail. This
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  • Winter, Pecan, Mo...

    Winter, Pecan, Mountain Lion

    Artist: Christina Sosa Noriega
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Dimensions: 8' x 40'
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:

    "Winter, Pecan, Mountain Lion" by San Antonio artist Christina Sosa Noriega is a mural paying tribute to the native plants and animals along with the seasonal migrations of the Coahuiltecan clans that populated this area for thousands of years. The artwork features two pecans with a repeating pattern of silhouetted mountain lions. The background is comprised of blue and purple stripes evoking winter. The mural draws inspiration from pecans, a highly valued food source for the native Coahuiltecans due to their low water, high energy content, and portability. The mountain lion inhabited the area in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The mountain lion is referred to by many names including cougar, panther, and puma. "Winter, Pecan, Mountain Lion" is part of the series “Four Seasons” located along Villamain Road at the Loop 410 these murals were created by four San Antonio artists and local nonprofit SMARTSA. To discover more information about "Four Seasons" please visit 

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  • Spring, Yucca, He...

    Spring, Yucca, Heron

    Artist: Albert Garza
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Dimensions: 8' x 20'
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:
    "Spring, Yucca, Heron" by San Antonio artist Albert Garza is a mural paying tribute to the native plants and animals along with the seasonal migrations of the Coahuiltecan clans that populated this area for thousands of years. The artwork features a central silhouetted heron with blooming yucca plants flanking either side. The background is comprised of green stripes evoking spring. The mural draws inspiration from the yucca plant which served medicinal purposes including for burns and other skin problems. The steams, leaf bases, flowers, flower stocks, and fruits are edible when harvest and processed properly. "Spring, Yucca, Heron," is part of the series “Four Seasons” located along Villamain Road at the Loop 410 these murals were created by four San Antonio artists and local nonprofit SMARTSA. To discover more information about "Four Seasons" please visit Illuminados

    Illuminados

    Artist: Los Dos Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:
    "Illuminados" by El Paso based husband and wife artist team "Los Dos", Ramon and Christian Cardenas, is a mural located under the Hays Street Bridge. The artwork is inspired by the U.S.-Mexico border and the people who live there. It depicts a figure wearing a folkloric mask seated on a magic carpet "flying across borders." This public art project was commissioned by Public Art San Antonio and was supported in part by the 2012-2017 Bond Program and the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant Program.
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  • Powder

    Powder

    Artist: Daniel Eime
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:
    "Powder" by Portuguese artist Daniel Eime is a painted large-scale mural on the wall of a San Antonio Fire Department storage facility at the corner of Burnet and Cherry Streets near the Hays Street Bridge. Eime used his signature style that combines stenciling and photo-realist imagery to represent Texas, past and present. This public art project was commissioned by Public Art San Antonio and was supported by the 2012-2017 Bond Program and the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant Program.
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  • Neon Drive

    Neon Drive

    Artist: Iker Muro
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Dimensions: 300 feet long
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:
    "Neon Drive" by Canary Islands based artist Iker Muro is a 300 foot-long mural on the northeast portion of the Nolan Street underpass retaining wall. The mural focuses on refracted light. The piece complements the existing mural project on the northwest section of the Nolan Street underpass, which was initiated in 2013 by Alex Rubio's mural project for San Anto Cultural Arts and the Blue Star Contemporary MOSAIC program. This public art project was commissioned by Public Art San Antonio and was supported in part by the 2012-2017 Bond Program and the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant Project.
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  • Reverse Cornucopia

    Reverse Cornucopia

    Artist: Deborah Mersky
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: object sculpture, metal, tile

    Description:
    "Reverse Cornucopia" by Texas artist Deborah Mersky is a commentary on the significance of the sanitation and infrastructure work performed at the Southeast Service Center: the harvesting of cleanliness and vitality in San Antonio. The shade structure features mechanical and natural imagery and the enamel tile murals reflect the themes of collection and replenishment.

    Reverse Cornucopia is currently in progress.
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  • ReinCARnation

    ReinCARnation

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: outdoor sculpture, metal, tile

    Description:
    ReinCARnation" by San Antonio artist Twyla Arthur is comprised of two vintage cars found on the Northwest Service Center site at the start of construction. The lighting vehicle at the front gate (the "Ghost Car') directs Northwest Service Center visitors into the facility. The shade structure vehicle (the "High Ride") provides an enticing gathering space for employees. Tile benches throughout the site reference the administrative and mechanical work performed at the Northwest Service Center in the spirit of artistic celebration.

    ReinCARnation is currently in progress.
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  • Dream Song Tower

    Dream Song Tower

    Artist: Cruz Ortiz
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel
    Dimensions: 60 ft. high
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Dream Song Tower" by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz serves as a welcoming gateway to the South San District. Located at the corner of IH 35 South and Zarzamora, the obelisk-shaped, teepee-like structure features the artist's signature typography and symbols. Cruz incorporated images based on Mexican American folklore. The artwork is a wry commentary on monuments and pays homage to San Antonio's history and urban myths. "Dream Song Tower" draws inspiration from the location and surrounding area. The 60-foot tall public art installation is a series of interlaced vertical and horizontal poles with text and symbols. The sculpture features kinetic components depicting flying birds and spinning stars that move with the wind. Landscaping, pedestrian walkways, and upward lighting enhance the experience for visitors of the site.


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  • ¡Adelante San Ant...

    ¡Adelante San Antonio!

    Artist: Dos Mestizx Category: categoryAirport
    Details: murals (any medium), mixed media, mesh
    Dimensions: Approximately 500 linear feet
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:
    "¡Adelante San Antonio!" by San Antonio artist team Dos Mestizx, Suzy González and Michael Menchaca, is a three part mural celebrating the rich history of San Antonio. Located in the customer service bay of the new ConRAC parking facility, it is a chronicle of the past 300 years highlighting a progression of aviation, architecture, culture and more. Dispersed among the imagery is a greeting that reads "¡Bienvenidos a San Antonio!" or "Welcome to San Antonio," as well as "¡Adelante San Antonio!" or "Let's Go San Antonio. 

    As visitors and locals cross the sky bridge a
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  • Reflect

    Reflect

    Artist: Stuart Allen
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel-stainless, steel
    Dimensions: 27 ft high x 45 ft wide
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:
    "Reflect" by San Antonio artist Stuart Allen  is a series of stainless steel ribbon forms suspended from a robust arched frame fabricated from bent steel tubing. Its organic shape harmonizes with the adjacent promenade's surrounding landscape, buildings, and most importantly, the children and adults utilizing the playground. The arrangement of the sculpture creates a dappled shadow effect over the playground that changes with the movement of the sun. "Reflect" is the eighth and final public art installation of the series "Play" at Yanaguana Garden created by local artists, and led by Allen. The sculpture is integrated into the playground area of Yanaguana Garden, creating a canopy over the existing "Play" elements To discover more information about "Play" please visit here.
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  • Windows to Our He...

    Windows to Our Heritage: Presa Street

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: murals (any medium), paint, mixed media
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Windows to Our Heritage" by San Antonio artist team Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas is an underpass mural series. The series features unique mosaic patterns and vignettes of significant people and places from the surrounding neighborhood. Each column is captioned with information about the community, history, and values depicted. The images range from indigenous tribes and clans, to Spanish colonialism and the Missions, ending with more recent histories. The people and places are familiar showcasing the unique history and heritage of the area. The artwork spans several sites: Steves Avenue, Mission Road, Roosevelt Avenue, and South Presa Street- with each location featuring a different color palette and unique imagery. George Cisneros of URBAN-15 helped to research and gather input from the community for this project. The project aims to improve

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  • Love is Never Lost

    Love is Never Lost

    Artist: Legge Lewis Legge Category: categoryParks
    Details: installations (visual works), powder coating, steel
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Love is Never Lost" by Austin based artist team Legge Lewis Legge; Murray Legge, Deborah Eve Lewis, and Andrea Legge; is inspired by the namesake of the nearby Washington Irving Middle School. Washington Irving is an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat, famous for the phrase "Love is Never Lost". The installation is created by a special steel tab system that beautifies the fence with color and imagery. The tabs create a landscape that changes densities from invisible to opaque allowing the words "Love is never lost" to emerge depending the vantage point of the viewer.


    "Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart."
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  • Time Capsules Ref...

    Time Capsules Reflections of Our Changing Community

    Artist: Collaboration with French & Michigan, Spare Parts, and NEISD Category: categoryFacilities
    , steel
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:
    "Time Capsules Reflections of Our Changing Community" is a collaboration between San Antonio based multidisciplinary studio, workshop, and galley French & Michigan; arts non-profit Spare Parts; and the North East Independent School District. This project is a creative response the new concrete wall built at the CPS Energy Dresden Substation at Blanco Road. The project engages the neighborhood and educators to improve pedestrian experience through beautification. Over 150 students created artworks inspired by creative reuse, making art with discarded material along the theme of 'change.' Through a juried process, 16 artworks were selected for final production and installation.

    These custom metal frames were designed and built by French & Michigan to display the artwork from nearby schools.Spare Parts lead artist Kim Bishop worked with PASA to engage art students from Nimitz Middle School, LEE High School. and the International School of the Americas.


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  • Canopy

    Canopy

    Artist: Joey Fauerso
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Canopy" by San Antonio artist Joey Fauerso is a public art project located on Fulton Avenue between Beacon Hill and Alta Vista at the Fulton Ave Railroad Underpass. The mural transforms the underpass into a cool grove of Cypress trees that can be found lining nearby San Pedro Springs. The mural uses a palate of greens and blues to depict the flora, fauna, and native South Texas birds populating a dense forest. The hand painted mural incorporates studentobservations from nearby Agnes Cotton Academy, taken from an artist lead nature observation workshop with the fourth and seventh grade classes. The design allows visitors to experience the mural through multiple viewings and invites viewers to literally ‘find’ themselves in the forest.


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  • Confluence of Civ...

    Confluence of Civilizations (Samuelson)

    Artist: Fred Samuelson
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), oil on canvas
    Year completed: 1968

    Description:

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    Confluence of Civilizations (O'Gorman)

    Artist: Juan O'Gorman
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), stone (rock)
    Year completed: 1968

    Description:
    The Juan O'Gorman mosaic mural commissioned for the 1968 World's Fair, known as HemisFair, is located on the exterior facade of the Lila Cockrell Theater. The mural is titled "Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas" and it was one of three murals that still remain installed at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
    The mural illustrates the theme of HemisFair and includes imagery such as Adam & Eve, European immigration to the United States and Mexico, and indigenous cultures of the Mesoamerican civilization.

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  • Past, Present, an...

    Past, Present, and Future

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryLibrary
    Details: installations (visual works), steel, acrylic
    Dimensions: 36' wide x 10' high triptych, 10' wide x 8' high map, 10' diameter globe
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:

    "Past, Present, and Future" by San Antonio artist Cakky Brawley is an installation created for the Schaefer Branch Library. The artwork is a triptych that focuses on the past, present, and future of the library's geographic area and the vibrancy of the surrounding community. The central metal sphere references the future, as well as the library, as a place of exploration and discovery. The two flanking components are a nod to the past and present. Two maps depicting the library's location and surrounding area are engraved into acrylic and lit with a kinetic LED sequence. The map on the left is from 1887 while the map on the right is a current depiction of the area. Stakeholders and community input informed the conceptual design development. This collaboration resulted in a culmination of words, ideas and images that were transformed into a

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    Confluence of Civilizations (Merida)

    Artist: Carlos Merida
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), tile, glass
    Year completed: 1967

    Description:
    As the Henry B. González Convention Center expands toward the east, the obsolete portion of the west wing will be demolished to make room for a new civic park (corner S. Alamo & Market).

    As a part of the expansion, the HemisFair ’68-era glass tile mosaic mural by Carlos Merida is being adapted for outdoor viewing. It will face the Juan O’Gorman mosaic on the façade of Lila Cockrell Theatre.

    A third HemisFair ’68-era mural painting by Fred Samuelson was conserved and relocated to the convention center’s Bridge Hall that spans the River Walk. The three “Confluence” murals are being united for the first time and all three murals will be visible from the Bridge Hall.

    The 1440 square-foot mosaic by Merida will be protected by a balcony structure above it at concourse level featuring lighting that will illuminate the artwork at night.

    The conservation of the glass tile mosaic is being overseen by the same family of artisans who helped to install it nearly 50 years
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  • Midden Mound Wick...

    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
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:

    "Midden Mound Wikiups" by Seattle based artist Buster Simpson is a modern take on a Wickiup including two sites with three domes made of metal, 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. 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. The pair is called Wickiup Encampment and the Singular is Wickiup Overlook Leon Creek Crossing

    Leon Creek Crossing

    Artist: Barbara Grygutis
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets
    Details: outdoor sculpture, aluminum (metal), LED lighting
    Dimensions: Seven Units, each 14'H x 14'W x 10'D
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:

    "Leon Creek Crossing" by Tucson, Arizona based artist Barbara Grygutis is a layered, multi-dimensional work of art designed for the Hausman Road Bridge. The artwork brings images from the natural shapes of the riparian plant community up from below to create an inviting pedestrian walkway along the otherwise concrete bridge. A series of seven arched sculptures, evoking natural shapes, combine to form a sculptural space through which the viewer passes. The canopy of the passage echoes the tree canopy along the Leon Creek Greenway hiking and bike trails below. Artist drawn images were laser cut in aluminum plate. The canopy creates ever shifting shadow patterns and simultaneously provides much needed shade. At night, Leon Creek Crossing is lit from within to create vibrant blue color effects. The lighting in combination with the aluminum creates a shimmering visual texture.


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  • Bloom

    Bloom

    Artist: Leticia Huerta
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: environments (sculpture), steel, powder coating
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:

    "Bloom" by San Antonio artist Leticia Huerta is comprised of three unique metal sculptures. The sculptures are series a wildflowers created from larger-than-life bicycle parts. The artwork takes inspiration from trail users and the native wildflowers nearby. The surrounding area has been shaped by years of flooding which has created a rough terrain ideal for hikers and mountain bikers. Silver rings are placed on the flower stems to indicate various flood level. The flowers stand 12 feet high symbolizing the height of the 100 year flood water, showing the extent of extreme flooding at each site. The artwork is placed to allow for the locations of two different entrances of the Mud Creek Trail to be easily identified.


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    Broadway Cultural Corridor

    Artist: Buster Simpson, Artist Larry Clark, Landscape Architect
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets
    Details: None, None, None

    Description:
    The Broadway Cultural Corridor impacts Districts 1, 2 and 10.  An artist selection panel was appointed by the San Antonio Arts Commission and has made recommendations based on artists qualifications.  The panel has recommended artist, Buster Simpson, who will team with local landscape architect, Larry Clark.

    The San Antonio Arts Commission approved this artist team selection in March 2016.
    Buster Simpson (Seattle, WA) and San Antonio landscape architect firm, Bender Wells & Clark are finalizing the Broadway Cultural Corridor Master Plan
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  • Castillo

    Castillo

    Artist: Michael Davis
    Details: art objects (object genres), steel-powder, None
    Year completed: 1999

    Description:

    "Castillo" by Michael Davis is a sculpture featuring a colorful papel picado design translated into metal panel.


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  • Aguas Onduladas

    Aguas Onduladas

    Artist: RDG Dahlquist Art Studio Category: categoryNeighborhood categoryParks
    Details: metalwork, steel-stainless, LED lighting
    Year completed: 2018

    Description:
    “Aguas  Onduladas” (Rippling Waters) by Iowa based artist team RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, David Dahlquist and Matt Niebuhr, is comprised of three cut stainless steel waves that follow the serpentine sidewalk inside the traffic triangle adjacent to the park. All three waves gently slope from north to south pointing to the new entrance of Elmendorf Lake Park. The artist team took their inspiration directly from the lake’s natural beauty. The pattern cut into the metal reflects the rippling water and is slightly offset from front to backgiving an illusion of moving water as you walk or drive by the sculptures. The stainless steel finish provides reflections as if you were looking into water. At night the lit sculptures provide a soft amber glow referencing the pierced metal lanterns found on the Westside.

    The artist team RDG Dahlquist Art Studio collaborated with State Poet Laureate and native West-Sider Carmen Tafolla to incorporate poetry excerpts from two poems “River Music” and
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  • World Walk

    World Walk

    Artist: Legge Lewis Legge Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets
    Details: installations (visual works), powder coating, steel
    Dimensions: 8 feet wide x 230 feet long
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:
    "World Walk" by Austin based artist team Legge Lewis Legge; Murray Legge, Deborah Eve Lewis, and Andrea Legge transforms the bridge into an immersive atlas. Scaled to the bridge span and starting and ending in San Antonio, this strip of the globe spans latitudes 25ºN to 35ºN and runs for 24,900 miles all the way around the world. The artwork asks viewers to imagine that with each step you take along this 230-foot bridge you pass through forests, deserts, the tallest mountains on earth, the deepest ocean trenches, regions populous and deserted - before arriving back at the point where you started: San Antonio, Texas. The artist team created the immersive atlas by installing 7,430 pairs of steel tabs, powder coated in 12 different colors, onto the existing chain link fence mesh directly over the highway. The colors correspond to the climate zones around the globe - lush greens for forested areas, a range of blues for the oceans, and tans for the deserts and mountainous regions. The
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  • Lackland Corridor...

    Lackland Corridor Gateway

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Details: None, None, None

    Description:
    The final design for the Lackland Corridor Gateway has been approved. "Tribute to Freedom" by San Antonio artist George Schroeder, in collaboration with local landscape architect Larry Hicks, is comprised of five metal forms representing the five branches of the United States Armed Forces: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. The artwork will be located at the southwest corner of West Military Drive and Highway 90.
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  • Spirit of the Pho...

    Spirit of the Phoenix

    Artist: Cathy Cunningham-Little
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: light art, glass-art, None
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:
    "Spirit of the Phoenix" by San Antonio artist Cathy Cunningham-Little 

    is a notable project for the Fire Department and Department of Arts & Culture because this is the first fire station public art project. The installation  is incorporated into the storefront that also houses a historic fire truck.The artwork is inspired by an abstract Phoenix using geometric forms that frame the display bay. The corner panels represent ladders, with lower warm colors symbolizing flames that lead upwards to cool colors of blues and greens. These colors allude to water, regrowth, and the blue colors of uniforms worn by firefighters. The cool colors overcome the warm, yet some sparks of hot colors flash within the others. The vertical corners and horizontal suspended sections of glass are analogous to opened theatrical curtains. They focus attention on the central

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  • Liquid Crystal

    Liquid Crystal

    Artist: Jason Bruges Studio Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture (visual work), concrete, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 36' x 8.5' x 10.5'
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:

    "Liquid Crystal" by London based Jason Bruges Studio is a 36 foot-tall tower-shaped sculpture, the centerpiece for the grand lobby of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The sculpture is comprised of 3,510 active digital LCD panels, which are controlled by custom electronics to transmit and reflect light to varying degrees. As the panels modulate they create an undulating shimmering "liquid: effect. The studio drew inspiration from the San Antonio River that flows through the city, exploring links between the natural flow of water, digital representation, and the flow of people in the convention center. The tower's surface is made up of a tessellated pattern of pyramidal shaped LCD panels, which are digitally programmed to change from transparent to opaque. The effect is a subtle, yet continuously evolving and never-repeating visual spectacle within the lobby.


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  • Cactus

    Cactus

    Artist: Christian Moeller
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: murals (any medium), vinyl, None
    Dimensions: 13' x 913'
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:
    "Cactus," by Los Angeles based artist Christian Moeller is an expansive horizontal mural on the façade of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Serving as an "architectural frieze," the mural depicts an endless field of native cacti along the upper section of the building's east façade. The frieze is 913 feet in length and 13 feet tall and is made of galvanized metal chain-link fencing dappled with over 100,000 white vinyl dots. The green background contrasts with the white vinyl dots to create a half-tone pattern that forms the image. The artist's inspiration came from his interest in plant-inspired motifs commonly used as decorative elements in architecture. As the "official plant of Texas," the Prickly Pear Cactus symbolizes the resilient and bountiful landscapes of the state, while serving as a reminder of how efficiently nature adapts to change.
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  • Kite Table

    Kite Table

    Artist: Stuart Allen
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    "Kite Table" by San Antonio artist Stuart Allen encourages individuals to engage in outdoor activity and public spaces through the use of imagination. The piece takes inspiration from folded paper, but is fabricated from steel. The table top references a diamond kite, while the light fixture next to the table references a kite in flight. Along the table are etched diagrams for making kites from Japan, Korea, and Guatemala, countries present the HemisFair '68 World's Fair. "Kite Table" is part of the series "Play" located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about "Play" please visit here.
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  • Sound Scout

    Sound Scout

    Artist: Justin Boyd
    Details: sound sculpture, sound device components, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    "Sound Scout" by San Antonio artist Justin Boyd is a rotating series of sound installations at Hemisfair Park.The artist recorded ambient sounds such as children's laughter, birds, cars, and other noise found around Hemisfair and manipulated them to create new abstracted sounds. The sounds come from mounted speakers along the park's historic acequia. The artwork is a contemplative 'sound trail" that allows for the progression of discovery through the act of listening. "Sound Scout"  is part of the series "Play" located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about "Play" please visit here.
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  • Sky Camp

    Sky Camp

    Artist: Joey Fauerso
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    "Sky Camp" by San Antonio artist Joey Fauerso is a series of colorful steel 'pup-tent' sculptures arranged in a semi-circle to form an imaginary campsite for storytelling and active play. The pup tents are illuminated from within by LED light fixtures. The artwork creates a comfortable camp-like environment allowing children to have a fun and interactive space. "Sky-Camp" is is part of the series "Play" located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about "Play" please visit  here.
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  • Sideshow

    Sideshow

    Artist: Jennifer Khoshbin
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    “Sideshow” by San Antonio artist Jennifer Khoshbin consists of three powder-coated steel frames in a cut-paper design that layer to form a theater stage. Each frame depicts silhouettes of plants, animals, and landscapes. The frames overlap each other creating an intricate illusion. The artwork/theatre set is installed adjacent to the Magik Children's Theatre and situated in front of a series of picnic tables and benches for impromptu skits and performances. “Sideshow” is part of the series “Play” located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about “Play” please visit here.
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  • PLAYhouse

    PLAYhouse

    Artist: Karen Mahaffy
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, concrete
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    "Play House" by San Antonio artist Karen Mahaffy is a small-scale house/shade structure modeled after the 'saltbox' style of houses that existed in the area prior to HemisFair '68. The artwork is comprised of laser cut steel panels patterned with period wallpaper designs, and roof sections cut to mimic large shady pecan trees, which create playful and delicate shadows evoking nostalgia of a bygone era. "Play House" is part of the series "Play" located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about "Play" please visit here.
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  • Yanaguana

    Yanaguana

    Artist: Alex Rubio
    Category: categoryParks categoryRiver
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    "Yanaguana" by San Antonio artist Alex Rubio is a 40 foot-long abstract composition inspired by the history and myth of the San Antonio river, known as Yanaguana by the region's indigenous peoples. Rubio painted the mural with assistance from Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's MOSAIC student artist program. "Yanaguana" is part of the series "Play" located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about "Play" please visit here.


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  • Spineway

    Spineway

    Artist: Marc Fornes
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, aluminum (metal), concrete
    Dimensions: 20' H x 63' W x 26' D
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    "Spineway" by New York based artist Mark Fornes is modeled after architectural bridges that symbolize the connection of Woodlawn Lake Park to the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as, reflecting the movement of people from every direction that use the park. The structure is comprised of 1,009 aluminum 1/8" shingles, 19,429 rivets, 12 precast concrete feet, and 22 different colors creating an iconic gateway that sits 20' H x 63' W x 26' D. The metal's chiseled motif creates a structural flow allowing speckled light to pass through the shingles during the day and LED lights at night providing an inviting glow for the passersby to explore the installation. The complete redesign of the triangle island includes new sidewalks, parking enhancements and landscaping.


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  • Songbirds of San ...

    Songbirds of San Antonio

    Artist: Dixie Friend-Gay
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: mosaics (visual works), glass-glazed ceramic, tile
    Dimensions: 260 square ft.
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    "Songbirds of San Antonio" by Houston based artist Dixie Friend-Gay is a 260 square foot mosaic tile mural located on the lobby wall of the Northeast Senior Center. The Mural welcomes visitors in the lobby through a mixture of vibrant abstract "quilted" patterns and realistic songbirds native to the surrounding area. The mural ranges from high glass iridescent to rough textured natural stone, in the complementary colors of rich blues to earthy ambers which stands apart from the artist's previous work. The most detailed areas of the mural can be found at eye level allowing the viewer to explore the features of the larger than life songbirds or discover handmade tiles woven into the branches displaying historical dates. The historical dates were contributed by the community and became personal markers with different associations for each person
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  • Open Hand, Open M...

    Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart

    Artist: Douglas Kornfeld
    Category: categoryNeighborhood categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    "Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart" by Massachusetts based artist Douglas Kornfeld was inspired by the non-violent teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., and the artist's visit to San Antonio's 2014 MLK, Jr. March. The  artist immersed himself into the community to develop his design. A 32-foot tall perforated steel hand, with 2 steel tube rings in the palm and at the base, silhouettes the downtown San Antonio skyline at Pittman-Sullivan Park. The bold, orange sculpture is both a marker for the Eastside Park, as well as a signifier for the annual MLK Jr. March.  The open hand symbolizes a gesture of non-violence, which is reinforced by the open ring in the center of the palm. The high polished ring at the base of the arm encourages visitors to touch, step through, and see their reflection. This action symbolically connects the visitor to the sculpture and the non-violent philosophy of MLK, Jr.
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  • El Bosque

    El Bosque

    Artist: Creative Machines Inc. Details: outdoor sculpture, aluminum (metal), LED lighting
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    "El Bosque" by Tucson, Arizona based artist team Creative Machines Inc., Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock, is a sculptural wall constructed of woven aluminum panels located on the patio of the Encino Branch Library. The cut aluminum panels are woven together from a collection of words and stories that grow out of abstract oak trees to create a forest of knowledge. The artwork was inspired by the art of paper folding, pop-up books, and the magical experience of reading a story and being in a new imaginary place. The text used in the artwork was submitted by community members referencing materials found in the San Antonio Public Library Collection. The text addresses literary themes such as nature, wilderness, and locality. The artwork engages viewers both day and at night when it is illuminated by a programmed sequence of color changing LED lights.


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  • Sotol Duet

    Sotol Duet

    Artist: Jon Isherwood
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, granite, None
    Dimensions: red granite: 7', grey granite: 4.25'
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    "Sotol Duet" by New York based artist Jon Isherwood is a pair of carved granite sculptures that have been installed in the roundabout located at the trail-head of Panther Springs Park. Inspired by the environment within the park and the abundance of natural pink limestone beneath, the artwork is made of red and grey granite referencing the native sotol plant. The red granite sculpture sits 7 feet-high and emulates the plant above ground. The shorter grey sculpture is inspired by the earthly root of the sotol pant below ground. Presented as a pair, each sculpture compliments the other; while the red granite sculpture is more structured in form and pattern, the grey granite takes on an organic and hand molded feel with gentle folds, pushed and pulled by the artist. The artist's intent is to "provide a place for reflection, consideration and inspiration." These form-driven stone sculptures are smooth and tactile inviting visitors to touch and explore.


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  • Culebra Park Plaza

    Culebra Park Plaza

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-powder, LED lighting
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    "Culebra Park Plaza" by San Antonio artist Bill FitzGibbons is located at the Gilbert Garza Park Community Center. The artwork is a lit outdoor sculpture comprised of 8 poles, serving as a beacon of light from a distance, along with activating the plaza with a series of three lighting sequences. The artwork includes a time capsule that will be opened in 2065.


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  • Crossroads of Enl...

    Crossroads of Enlightenment

    Artist: Angel Rodríguez–Díaz
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, lighting device components
    Dimensions: Towers: 30'X10' diameter, 20’ high Bases: 10’ high, 10’ diameter
    Year completed: 2014

    Description:

    "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. 

     

     


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  • Urban Porch / Wes...

    Urban Porch / West Side Bus Shelter

    Artist: Andrea Caillouet
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, concrete
    Dimensions: variable
    Year completed: 2014

    Description:

    "Urban Porch" by New Orleans based artist Andrea Caillouet evokes the character and heritage of the San Antonio Westside Neighborhood by creating visual markers along its cultural corridors. The artwork references traditional colors and patterns from Mexican textiles. The artist's intent for the project was to shift user's experience away from waiting for a future event or arrival of the bus, toward enjoying the present moment by swaying on a glider. 


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  • High Rise/Descent

    High Rise/Descent

    Artist: Henry Stein
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), mixed media, None
    Year completed: 1995

    Description:

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  • Spheres and Cone

    Spheres and Cone

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), wood and wood products, None
    Year completed: 1998

    Description:

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  • Brackenridge Park...

    Brackenridge Park Trail Markers

    Artist: Susan Budge
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: ceramics (objects), ceramic (material), None
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:

    "Brackenridge Park Trail Markers" by Houston based artist Susan Budge is comprised of three forms acting as trail markers. Waterworks: is a dark blue and green horizontal form that represents a flowing stream of water. Anaqua: is a fired clay, burnt orange, vertical bird head, pointing towards the sky, with a hollow eye, and a small anaqua seed in its mouth. Quercus: is a dark green diamond shaped sculpture, with a hollow acorn center.


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  • Everything Was Close

    Everything Was Close

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: installations (visual works), concrete, mixed media
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    "Everything was Close" by San Antonio artist Anne Wallace is comprised of text and photos embedded into concrete depicting histories collected from area residents.

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  • Grotto de San Ant...

    Grotto de San Antonio

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture (visual work), aluminum (metal), None
    Dimensions: 15' x 11' x 3'
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    "Grotto de San Antonio" by San Antonio artist Cakky Brawley is comprised of decorative metalwork depicting Saint Anthony installed in an art niche at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.


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  • Lavaca Bus Shelter

    Lavaca Bus Shelter

    Artist: Carlos Cortés
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: public sculpture, concrete, None
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    "Lavaca Bus Shelter" by San Antonio artist Carlos Cortés is a covered bench at a bus stop created from concrete in the faux-bois technique to look like thatched tree forms. 

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  • Maury Maverick Br...

    Maury Maverick Branch Library Facade

    Artist: Henry Rayburn
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: signage, mixed media, None
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    "Maury Maverick Branch Library Facade" by San Antonio artist Henry Rayburn is a design enhancement project building on and elaborating the architects' early design. Rayburn uses collage and letter form design to enhance the physical structure of the building while developing an interaction with a natural park located across the street.


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  • Brook in the Hollow

    Brook in the Hollow

    Artist: Jack Robbins
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), mixed media, None
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    "Brook in the Hollow" by San Antonio artist Jack Robbins is a fabricated storybook "pop-up" tree and vines referencing children's concept of "the brook in the hollow."

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  • Comanche Lookout ...

    Comanche Lookout Park Trail Markers

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: metalwork, aluminum (metal), steel-Corten
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    "Comanche Lookout Park Trail Markers" by San Antonio artist George Schroeder is comprised of aluminum and steel trail markers used as wayfinding throughout Park.


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  • Spirit

    Spirit

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-Corten, None
    Dimensions: 20’ x 15’
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    "Spirit" by San Antonio artist George Schroeder is a rustic forged steel sculpture consisting of three vertical elements that arc and extend to the sky.

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  • A Can for All Sea...

    A Can for All Seasons

    Artist: Alejandro Diaz
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: sculpture (visual work), mixed media, None
    Dimensions: 4' x 3.5' diameter
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    "A Can for All Seasons" by New York based, San Antonio native, Alejandro Diaz is comprised of four mixed-media sculptures used as seasonal planters in the upper level of the airport’s short-term parking garage. They are replicas of Mexican brand-name canned goods. The sculptures were inspired by the rural practice of growing plants in empty grocery-store cans.

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  • Glorieta

    Glorieta

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: installations (visual works), bronze (metal), mixed media
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:
    "Glorieta" by San Antonio artist Anne Wallace is comprised of cast bronze and natural tree-trunk slices. Located at the intersection of two pedestrian pathways in the Park. Glorieta is Spanish for traffic circle. The name also refers to "La Gloria," or "heaven," in Spanish.

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  • La Veladora of Ou...

    La Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Artist: Jesse Treviño
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryNeighborhood
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:

    "La Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe" by San Antonio artist Jesse Treviño is a ceramic mural including a 3-dimensional votive candle, or veladora, with an eternal flame facing Guadalupe Street.  The flame is intended to serve as a neighborhood beacon.


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  • Brackenridge Park...

    Brackenridge Park Broadway Entrance

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: metalwork, steel, None
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:
    "Brackenridge Park Broadway Entrance" by San Antonio artist George Schroeder is an ornate metal entryway with embedded organic-themed designs.

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  • Index for Contemp...

    Index for Contemplation

    Artist: Margo Sawyer
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: installations (visual works), mixed media, LED lighting
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:

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  • Red Bird

    Red Bird

    Artist: Michael Lance
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: Kinetic (style), steel, None
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    "Red Bird" by San Antonio artist Michael Lance is a bight red kinetic sculpture placed at the Convent Street Park’s summit overlooking the river and resembles an intertwining abstract whirligig atop a pole pedestal. 

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  • Light Channels

    Light Channels

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryInfrastructure/Streets
    Details: light art, LED lighting, aluminum (metal)
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:
    "Light Channels" by San Antonio artist Bill FitzGibbons utilizes LED lighting systems to create slowly-changing color patterns onto surrounding columns and sidewalks. In addition to lighting, the project includes nine aluminum-capped sculptural columns at both bridge entrances, creating a “colonnade” effect. Sidewalks and rip-rap were repaired and concrete columns were cleaned and painted a sky-blue color. This project demonstrated how public art connects our community, sparks revitalization, and provides functional and dynamic solutions which enliven our built-environment. The project transforms highly-traveled but blighted areas into passages that encourage pedestrian activity and promotes revitalization east of downtown San Antonio.

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  • Day Star Archway

    Day Star Archway

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryAirport categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), found objects, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 40' x 35 'x 6'
    Year completed: 1999

    Description:
    "Day Star Archway" by San Antonio artist Bill FitzGibbons is a monumental metal sculpture framing an entrance to a parking garage at the airport. It was created from airplane wings salvaged from a BAC 1-11 and has a computer-controlled LED light system.

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  • Toribio Losoya

    Toribio Losoya

    Artist: William Easley
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), granite
    Dimensions: 7' x 5' x 1'3", base 20" x 51" x 44"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    'Toribio Losoya" by San Antonio artist William Easley is a life-size figure of Alamo defender Toribio Losoya in a challenging stance, holding out a gun in his right hand.

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  • Trolley Station T...

    Trolley Station Tiles

    Artist: Ann Adams
    Details: ceramics (objects), ceramic tile, None
    Dimensions: 14" square
    Year completed: 2000

    Description:
    "Trolley Station Tiles" by artist Ann Adams is a series of decorative mosaic tile work incorporated into trolley station columns; a spiral floor design also leads down to River level. The series is comprised of 11 columns, 4 tiles per column, and 44 total tiles.

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  • Moses Austin

    Moses Austin

    Artist: Waldine Tauch
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), granite
    Dimensions: 8' x 4' x 1'6", base 3' x 3'
    Year completed: 1936

    Description:

    "Moses Austin" by Texas artist Waldine Tauch is a larger than life-size portrait figure on an octagonal bronze pedestal.  The figure is facing to the west holding scroll (a land grant from the Spanish government for an Anglo-American settlement in Texas) in his outstretched right hand, with a hat in his left hand. 


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  • Spirit of Sacrifi...

    Spirit of Sacrifice (The Alamo Cenotaph)

    Artist: Pompeo Coppini
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture in the round, marble-pink, granite
    Dimensions: 60' x 58 x 13' base 1'7" x 58' x 13'6"
    Year completed: 1939

    Description:

    "Spirit of Sacrifice" (Alamo Cenotaph) by San Antonio artist Pompeo Coppini is a memorial to the fallen Alamo heroes. It is a large rectangular shaft with a wedge at lower portion of the piece.  It includes a large figure with two smaller figures huddled below to represent the spirit of the heroes rising from the dead.


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  • Untitled (Eras of...

    Untitled (Eras of Exploration, Missionary Expeditions, Colonization, and Modern Times)

    Artist: Mary Aubrey Keating
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), oil paint, None
    Year completed: 1940

    Description:

    Four murals depicting different eras of San Antonio's history painted by Mary Aubrey Keating, a native of San Antonio.  The murals were originally installed in the Main Library (now the Briscoe Art Museum).  In July 2000, restoration of the paintings was made possible by the artist's children Aubrey Keating Carter and Peter McCall Keating. The conservation was done by Dennis Baltsukonis and the frames were made by artist Peter Zubiate.


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  • San Antonio de Padua

    San Antonio de Padua

    Artist: Louis Rodriguez
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, marble (rock), granite
    Dimensions: 72" x 24" x 19", base 42" x 58" x 44"
    Year completed: 1955

    Description:
    "San Antonio de Padua" by San Antonio artist Louis Rodriguez is a traditional figure of Saint Anthony holding a spray of lilies and a Bible, designed by the artist, who went to Italy to choose the marble and direct the sculpting of the figure by artisans in the village of Pietrasanta.

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  • Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus

    Artist: Armando Dattelli
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: bronzes (sculptures), None, None
    Dimensions: 6' x 2'6" x 1'6", base 5' x 3'
    Year completed: 1957

    Description:
    "Christopher Columbus" by artist Armando Dattelli is a full-length statue of the discoverer standing; dressed in cloak, clutching scroll in right hand, left hand resting on metal globe.

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  • Katherine Ann Porter

    Katherine Ann Porter

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 71" x 40"x 32.5", base 6" x 60"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    "Katherine Ann Porter" by New Mexico based artist Glenna Goodacre is a figure of the writer walking down two steps, leaning forward with right leg on front step and left leg on upper step, she holds book in her right hand. 
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  • Barbara Charline ...

    Barbara Charline Jordan

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 69" x 29" x 41", base 9.5" x 54"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:

    "Barbara Charline Jordan" by New Mexico based artist Glenna Goodacre is a life-size figure of Jordan at podium with hand pointing, left hand resting on pedestal with papers on top.  The figure is portrayed giving an animated speech.  The sculpture is positioned on a circular stone base.


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  • Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 73" x 30" x 34", base 31" x 62" x 62"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:

    "Scott Joplin" by New Mexico based artist Glenna Goodacre is a life-size sculpture of Joplin with his right leg on a bronze stool.  His left hand holds a music sheet with "Maple Leaf Rag" printed on it and a half complete score.  Poised in the air is his right hand with a pen.


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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 73" x 30" x 12" x 48"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    "Dwight D. Eisenhower" by New Mexico based artist Glenna Goodacre is a portrait figure of a smiling Eisenhower walking; he wears a US Army General's uniform.

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  • Stephen Fuller Austin

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 85" x 65" x 60"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    "Stephen Fuller Austin" by New Mexico based artist Glenna Goodacre is a sculpture comprised of two figures: an older and a younger Austin. The young one is seated in buckskins to the back of the older figure in swallowtails. Younger Austin holds a scroll. The piece has no base; it is placed on stone pavement. 

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  • Francois Pierre G...

    Francois Pierre Giraud

    Artist: Anthony Gonzalez
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 20"x16"
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:

    "Francois Pierre Giraud" by San Antonio artist Anthony Gonzalez is a mayoral portrait.


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  • Howard W. Peak

    Howard W. Peak

    Artist: Anthony Gonzalez
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 30" x 24"
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:

    "Howard W. Peak" by San Antonio artist Anthony Gonzalez is a mayoral portrait.


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  • José Navarro

    José Navarro

    Artist: Juan Dell
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, metal, metal
    Dimensions: 32 x 33 x77
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    "José Navarro" by Texas artist Juan Dell is a standing bronze statue of Navarro wearing a period suit: long frock coat and trousers that come over his shoes, a shirt, tie, and vest. The figure holds a scroll in his right hand at waist level. The left hand holds cane.

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  • Untitled (1731 Ar...

    Untitled (1731 Arrival of Canary Islanders)

    Artist: Mary Vance-Green
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: ceramics (objects), ceramic tile, ceramic glaze
    Year completed: 1941

    Description:
    The sculptural tiles were designed by artist Mary Vance Green, and carved, glazed and fired by students from the National Youth Administration(NYA) program.
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  • Prairie Grass

    Prairie Grass

    Artist: Beth Galston and Bartek Konieczny
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel-powder, steel-stainless
    Dimensions: 18'H x 16'W x 20'L
    Year completed: 2014

    Description:

    "Prairie Grass" by Massachusetts based artists Beth Galston and Bartek Konieczny takes inspiration from the Texas prairie grasses that have slender stems and sway gently in the wind. They have a mystery, evoking energy and 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. The gentle movement of the 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

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  • Golden Age

    Golden Age

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture (visual work), wheels, steel
    Dimensions: 6 wheels 6 feet diameter each
    Year completed: 2013

    Description:

    "Golden Age" by San Antonio artist Anne Wallace is inspired by her memories of prairie grass fires. The artwork responds to restoration of the prairie along with the natural and agricultural history of the site. The wheels appear to float slightly above the grass and are rimmed in a band of gold 'sequins.' These sequins sparkle and shimmer in the sun,and sway in the breeze creating a dynamic effect that evokes the natural phenomenon of wildfires. The prairie ecosystem have been historically shaped by grass fires and the mass migrations of bison, both of which are now missing from the landscape. The piece is constructed out of side roll irrigator parts, the tool used to manage and restore prairie grasslands today.


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  • I remember Everyt...

    I remember Everything (Chimney, Wing, Bench)

    Artist: Ries Niemi
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-stainless, None
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:

    "I Remember Everything (Chimney, Wing, Bench)" by artist Washington artist Ries Niemi is a series of three stainless steel outdoor works that are abstractions based on local symbols and history. A stylized wing-shape symbolizes aviation’s role in developing San Antonio.  A large open bench is styled loosely on the architecture of the Municipal Auditorium. The chimney-like column recalls limestone chimneys of local cement quarries. English, Spanish and German text wraps around each piece dealing with remembrance and the process of layering history.


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  • Autumn in West Texas

    Autumn in West Texas

    Artist: Porfirio Salinas
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None
    Dimensions: No Record Found
    Year completed: 1957

    Description:

    "Autumn in West Texas" by San Antonio based artist Porfirio Salinas is a large landscape of the Texas Hill Country in the fall. The artist was proclaimed to be " the best landscape painter in Texas" by President Johnson.


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  • Joe Ward Park Com...

    Joe Ward Park Community Center

    Artist: Dale Jenssen
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), ceramic tile, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:

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  • American Odyssey

    American Odyssey

    Artist: Stephen Knapp
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic glaze, ceramic tile
    Dimensions: 8'9" x 37'
    Year completed: 1985

    Description:

    "American Odyssey" by Massachusetts based artist Stephan Knapp is one of the largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world. This is one of three pieces that were produced in Shigaraki, Japan, one of the historic ceramic villages in Japan. The artist wanted the murals to emphasize the exotic flowers located in the atrium. Many of the glazes for the murals were developed just for this project, and some of the lines and colors are the result of "the magic of the fire", where a controlled reaction took place to determine the final result. Each of the tile panels here is 8'9" tall and nearly 2' wide.


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  • Homage to Shigaraki

    Homage to Shigaraki

    Artist: Stephen Knapp
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic glaze, ceramic tile
    Dimensions: 8'9"x 24' 6"
    Year completed: 1985

    Description:
    "Homage to Shigaraki "  by Massachusetts based artist Stephan Knapp is one of the largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world. This is one of three pieces that were produced in Shigaraki, Japan, one of the historic ceramic villages in Japan. The artist wanted the murals to emphasize the exotic flowers located in the atrium. The Search

    The Search

    Artist: Stephen Knapp
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic glaze, ceramic tile
    Dimensions: 8'9"x 24' 6"
    Year completed: 1985

    Description:

    "The Search" by Massachusetts based artist Stephan Knapp is one of the largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world. This is one of three pieces that were produced in Shigaraki, Japan, one of the historic ceramic villages in Japan. The artist wanted the murals to emphasize the exotic flowers located in the atrium. Many of the glazes for the murals were developed just for this project, and some of the lines and colors are the result of "the magic of the fire", where a controlled reaction took place to determine the final result. Each of the tile panels here is 8'9" tall and nearly 2' wide.


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  • Under the Over Br...

    Under the Over Bridge

    Artist: Mark Schlesinger
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: paintings (visual works), polymer paint, paint
    Dimensions: 100' by 44'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    'Under the Over Bridge" by San Antonio based artist Mark Schlesinger is comprised of bands of polymer stucco and aluminum framed, stainless steel panels with powder-coated paints and color; bolted to ceiling of underpass and lit by flood lights.

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  • Trains

    Trains

    Artist: Riley Robinson
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:

    "Trains" by San Antonio artist Riley Robinson is a series of cut steel railings along the Hays Street Bridge. The figures playfully reference the bridge's past function in San Antonio by playing tribute to the trains that historically operated under the bridge. The bridge features train silhouettes that are a subtle feature providing a fun and welcoming level of detail for pedestrians. The bridge has been renovated to become a public space for people in the Dignowity Hill Neighborhood and all of San Antonio. 


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  • Gateways: The Fou...

    Gateways: The Four Directions

    Artist: Rolando Briseño
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: paintings (visual works), glass-art, paint
    Dimensions: 43 windows total
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    "Gateways: The Four Directions" by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño is a colorful frieze of glass depicting historic doorways and architectural portals found throughout San Antonio. The artwork is located along the window bays of the concourse of the San Antonio International Airport. The project includes 43 total window treatments, each a unique building facade in San Antonio.The project includes a large terrazzo floor design that spans the entire terminal featuring medallion-shaped motifs inspired by Mesoamerican illustrations of the four cardinal directions.

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  • Soccer Ball (Cule...

    Soccer Ball (Culebra Park)

    Artist: Riley Robinson
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    "Soccer Ball" by San Antonio artist Riley Robinson is a dome-shaped cut steel representation of half of a soccer ball emerging from the ground.

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  • Soccer Ball (Pear...

    Soccer Ball (Pearsall Park)

    Artist: Riley Robinson
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    "Soccer Ball" by San Antonio artist Riley Robinson is a dome-shaped cut steel representation of half of a soccer ball emerging from the ground.
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  • San Antonio-Cibol...

    San Antonio-Cibolo (Confluence Series)

    Artist: Ansen Seale
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: photo, UV-cured inks on acrylic panels, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 96" x 48" x 2.1"
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    "San Antonio-Cibolo (Confluence Series)" by San Antonio artist Ansen Seale is a series of fifty-six self-illuminated photographs, suspended from the ceiling on the North and South walls of the theaterhouse. The overall installation forms a single image of water spanning the entire wall on each side of thehouse.The image is printed directly onto LED panels using UV-cured ink. Power supplies at the base of each ofeight columns of panels convert AC power into DC power for the panels. A dimming circuit is tied togetherwith the house lights. All control is via the lighting booth.

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  • Confluence: Flowi...

    Confluence: Flowing Together

    Artist: Ansen Seale
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: photomurals, UV-cured inks on acrylic panels, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 40" x 72" each
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    "Confluence: Flowing Together" by San Antonio artist Ansen Seale is comprised of four niches in the lobby of the Lila Cockrell Theater. Each of the four photo/sculptures is lit from behind using LED panels for long life, low power consumption and limited UV radiation. The images themselves are multilayered within the 2.1-inch depth of the acrylic, giving a 3-D sculptural effect.especially when the viewer is moving past the piece. The artwork is all about flow--the flow of water and the flow of time, and the confluences of people in this area over time.

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  • East Commerce Str...

    East Commerce Street Benches

    Artist: James Hendricks
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: bench, steel, None
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:

    "East Commerce Street Benches" by San Antonio artist James Hendricks highlights various characteristics of the city's East Side along the Commerce Street neighborhood.


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  • Caballo Tamaño Gr...

    Caballo Tamaño Grande

    Artist: Fernando Botero
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 36 x 38 x 19 5/8
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:

    "Caballo Tamaño Grande" by Colombian artist Fernando Botero is a bronze sculpture depicting a horse, on loan from the San Antonio Library Foundation.


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  • Falcone Park Benches

    Falcone Park Benches

    Artist: Leticia Huerta
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: bench, limestone, None
    Dimensions: 2' x 2' x 4'
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:

    "Falcone Park Benches" by San Antonio artist Leticia Huerta is comprised of limestone benches with carved native tree foliage and descriptive text. The benches feature pecan, live oak, cedar elm and mesquite.  


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  • Elements

    Elements

    Artist: James Hetherington
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-galvanized, None
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:

    "Elements" by San Antonio artist James Hetherington is a kinetic sculpture located at the John Igo Library. The 40 foot-tall galvanized steel windmill greets visitors and goes well with the rustic architecture and rural surroundings. This non-traditional hybrid windmill harvests power from the intermittent wind source, and through a generator, provides supplemental power to a small water pump, allowing the water to flow down a channel and through the building to a water basin.


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  • Cuentos Grotto

    Cuentos Grotto

    Artist: David Zamora Casas
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), acrylic paint, Masonite (TM)
    Dimensions: 15' x 11' x 3'
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:
    "Cuentos Grotto" by San Antonio artist David Zamora Casas is a colorful representation of maps and history. Cuentos means stories; referencing the story of San Antonio is the poem "The Voices of Yanaguana" incorporated into the mural. 

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  • Turkey Roost

    Turkey Roost

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:
    "Turkey Roost" by San Antonio artist Twyla Arthur is comprised of mosaic tile laid into the concrete floor at Turkey Roost Pavilion in McAllister Park.The mosaic features turkey related imagery as well as fossils found in the park.

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  • Never Forget

    Never Forget

    Artist: Jesse Amado
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-stainless, None
    Dimensions: 11' X 12'
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:

    "Never Forget" by San Antonio artist Jesse Amado is comprised of hollow tube aluminum letters stacked into a column, spelling 'Never Forget' - a recollection of September 11, 2001.


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  • Marney Plaza

    Marney Plaza

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, concrete
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:

    "Marney Plaza" by San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado is comprised of three mosaic-covered concrete spheres that serve as pedestrian seating and amenities. The tile enhancements vary in shape and form and are intended to provide a cheerful and inviting environment.


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  • Chips and Salsa

    Chips and Salsa

    Artist: Paige Holland
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Dimensions: 14' X 20'
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:

    "Chips and Salsa" by San Antonio artist Paige Holland are two brightly colored cut steel cat and dog figures. The figures stand at the entrance to the city's animal care facility serving as visual anchors for the facility. The sculptures are intended to provide a cheerful upbeat, and inviting presence for visitors. 


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  • Suitcase Portraits

    Suitcase Portraits

    Artist: Chuck Ramirez
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: photographs, photographic film (photographic materials), lighting device components
    Dimensions: 5' x 6' (12 pieces)
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:

    “Suitcase Portraits" by San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez is a series of twelve light boxes housing individual photographs of twelve opened suitcases and their contents. The contents depict a diverse and often humorous range of travelers’ belongings.


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  • The Beacon

    The Beacon

    Artist: Angel Rodríguez–Díaz
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-Corten, lighting device components
    Dimensions: 28' h
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:

    "The Beacon" by San Antonio artist Angel Rodríguez–Díaz is a 28 foot-tall illuminated sculpture serving as a "signifier" to identify the crossroad between Blanco Road and Fulton Street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The artwork has a perforated design on all sides and is illuminated from within like a luminaria (Mexican tin lamp). The perforated design begins at the bottom with symbols of indigenous ancestral life cycles followed by references to the landscape. The design draws a physical and spiritual link between the neighborhood in which it is located and two prominent design styles of the area: Art Deco and the Arts and Crafts Movement. These styles are represented by a “sunburst” motif on the brick pavement of the roundabout and the obelisk-shaped sculpture. The “sunburst”, the most popular of all Art Deco motifs, metaphorically standing for a

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  • Nostalgia, Texas

    Nostalgia, Texas

    Artist: Gary Sweeney
    Category: categoryAirport categoryFacilities
    Details: signboards, porcelain enamel, None
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:
    "Nostalgia, Texas" by San Antonio artist Gary Sweeney is a series of 8 porcelain enameled signs that resemble nostalgic baggage labels and poke gentle fun at San Antonio and South Texas. The signs are placed along the roadway running between the short-term and long-term parking facilities.

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  • Bernard

    Bernard's Bench

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: bench, tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    "Bernard's Bench" by San Antonio artist Twyla Arthur is a bench comprised of mosaic tile and small mementos contributed by the community and features the phrase 'Ars Longa, Vita Brevis' (“Art is Long, Life is Short”).  The artwork honors the memory of Bernard Lifshutz and clearly establishes the presence of Southwest School of Art's entrance to the River.  


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  • 29° 25

    29° 25' 57" N and 98° 29' 13" W

    Artist: Stuart Allen
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: installations (visual works), steel-stainless, None
    Dimensions: 6-8' x 18'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    "29° 25' 57" N and 98° 29' 13" W" by San Antonio artist Stuart Allen is comprised of suspended steel panels containing colored steel wire that shifts and morphs with changing patterns of color and texture as visitors pass by. 


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  • 29° 26

    29° 26' 00" N and 98° 29' 07" W

    Artist: Stuart Allen
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: installations (visual works), steel-stainless, None
    Dimensions: 6-8' x 18'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    "29° 26' 00" N and 98° 29' 07" W" by San Antonio artist Stuart Allen is comprised of suspended steel panels, containing colored steel wire that shifts and morphs with changing patterns of color and texture as visitors pass by.


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  • Wildflowers

    Wildflowers

    Artist: Jim Stoker
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None

    Description:
    "Wildflowers" by San Antonio artist Jim Stoker is an abstract composition in pinks and blues.

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  • Palimpsest #5

    Palimpsest #5

    Artist: Anita Valencia
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None

    Description:

    "Palimpsest #5" by San Antonio artist Anita Valencia is a colorful abstract painting located at the Forest Hills Branch Library.



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  • Nessie

    Nessie

    Artist: Elizabeth Carrington
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel, None
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:

    "Nessie" by San Antonio artist Elizabeth Carrington is a playful depiction of the Loch Ness Monster. The artwork is comprised of a large metal cut-out that has been partially submerged. The sculpture is a reference to Tom Slick, the park's namesake, and his passion for cryptozoology. Tom Slick was a San Antonian who went on expeditions in the 1950's to investigate creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti, Bigfoot, and the Trinity Alps giant salamander.


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  • Life Cycle of the...

    Life Cycle of the Gulf Coast Toad

    Artist: Diana Kersey
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), clay, ceramic glaze
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:

    "Life Cycle of the Gulf Coast Toad" by San Antonio artist Diana Kersey is a design of 24 ceramic panels integrated into the cement guardrails of the Mulberry Bridge. Each unique insert features designs that portray the life cycle of the Texas gulf coast toad, which is commonly found in Brackenridge Park. The artwork uses four original designs depicting the life cycle of the toad, repeating the same imagery (adult, eggs, tadpole, froglet) on both interior sides of the bridge. The exterior uses a more decorative patterning, using geometric designs that incorporate imagery from the interior, but in a visually repetitive and rhythmic manner. The artwork panels are made from thick slabs of clay, onto which the artwork is carved, sprigged, and stamped. The clay is glazed with translucent blues and greens referring to the riparian of the area.


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  • Millrace Bridge

    Millrace Bridge

    Artist: Diana Kersey
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), clay, ceramic glaze
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:

    "Mill Race Bridge" by San Antonio artist Diana Kersey uses 24 ceramic panels integrated into the cement guardrails of the bridge. Each unique insert features designs that portray various golf scenes, referencing the historic relevance of the game to Brackenridge Park. The panels depict complex and colorful Art Deco designs in addition to hidden stylized golf balls. The center panel of each insert depicts a motif unique to Brackenridge: the golfer represented on the weather-vane of the clubhouse. The exterior uses a more decorative patterning, using geometric designs that incorporate imagery from the interior, but in a visually repetitive and rhythmic manner. 


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  • Brackenridge Park...

    Brackenridge Park Parking Garage

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture (visual work), aluminum (metal), LED lighting
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    "Brackenridge Park Parking Garage" by San Antonio artist Cakky Brawley features cool blue LED light emanating from the cut, brushed metal screen surrounding a tower of the parking garage. 

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  • Stinson Airport C...

    Stinson Airport Compass

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: floors (surface elements), terrazzo, aluminum (metal)
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    "Stinson Airport Compass" by San Antonio artist Cakky Brawley is a traditional compass design. The grey composition decorates the floor of the central entrance of the Stinson Airport Administration Building.

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  • Grotto

    Grotto

    Artist: Carlos Cortes
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: None, concrete, None
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    "Grotto" by San Antonio artist Carlos Cortes is a three-story, dream-like sculpted structure located in a bend of the river between the Camden and Newell Street bridges, adorning both the roadway and riverway.


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  • Rack-n-Roll Bike ...

    Rack-n-Roll Bike Racks

    Artist: Barbara Levine
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: amenities, steel, None
    Dimensions: 14' x 6 1/4'
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:

    "Rack-n-Roll Bike Racks" by artist Barbara Levine is a series of artistic bike racks resembling colorful seaforms and otherworldly cactus clusters. Nine San Antonio biking destinations were selected including the Alamodome, HBG Convention Center, SA Museum of Art, Carver Center, King William Park, Southtown, La Villita, Municipal Plaza and Municipal Court 



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  • Woodlawn Avenue B...

    Woodlawn Avenue Bus Shelter

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: bench, steel, None
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

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  • Torch of Friendsh...

    Torch of Friendship (Antorcha de Amistad)

    Artist: Sebastián Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:
    "Torch of Friendship" (Antorcha de Amistad) by Mexico City based artist  Sebastián is a 65 foot-tall two-ton orange steel sculpture. The sculpture’s design represents two cultures, two languages and two roads merging into one. 

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  • River Walk Mosaic...

    River Walk Mosaic Murals

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    "Riverwalk Mosaic Murals" by San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado is a series of 11 mosaic tile murals located on the Riverwalk between Travis and Richmond streets.


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  • Sonic Passage

    Sonic Passage

    Artist: Bill Fontana
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: sound sculpture, sound tracks, None
    Dimensions: 120' x 130'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    "Sonic Passage" by Ohio artist Bill Fontana is comprised of audio equipment and a three-zone speaker system. The installation 'washes' pedestrians and boat passengers in the sounds of the San Antonio River.

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  • Arnold Park Playg...

    Arnold Park Playground (Toturf)

    Artist: Katie Pell
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: murals (any medium), Toturf, None
    Dimensions: 1000 sq. feet (each)
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:
    "Arnold Park Playgorund" by San Antonio artist Katie Pell  features colorfully designed play surface pads. pad 1 is a combination of blue, orange and green organic shapes, and Pad 2 is a yellow and blue butterfly. Each surface is made out of TotTurf, a recycled rubber.

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  • Nani Falcone Skat...

    Nani Falcone Skate Park Mural

    Artist: Katie Pell
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), concrete, paint on stone/concrete
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:

    "Nani Falcone Park Skate Park Mural" by San Antonio artist Katie Pell features a brightly colored painted mural in the design of a snake.


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  • Maverick Tile Mural

    Maverick Tile Mural

    Artist: Ethel Wilson Harris and Mexican Arts and Crafts Company
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic tile, None
    Year completed: 1930

    Description:

    'Maverick Tile Mural" by San Antonio based company Mexican Arts and Crafts depicts romantic images of village life in Mexico are set on a colorful tile mural crafted in the 1930’s. The company was owned and ran by Ethel Wilson Harris.


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  • F.I.S.H

    F.I.S.H

    Artist: Donald Lipski
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: sculpture (visual work), fiberglass, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 240' by 160'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    "F.I.S.H" by New York based artist Donald Lipski is comprised of 25, 7 feet-long fiberglass replicas of native-long eared sunfish. The installation is along the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River, suspended from an underpass, lit from within at night.


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  • Shimmer Field

    Shimmer Field

    Artist: Martin Richman
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: light art, LED lighting, Plexiglas (TM)
    Dimensions: 100' x 55'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    "Shimmer Field" by East London based artist Martin Richman is comprised of layers of hanging plexiglass tiles below a bridge. The installation casts light onto the river and pedestrians below.

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  • Untitled (Concret...

    Untitled (Concrete Trellis)

    Artist: Carlos Cortés
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: bench, concrete, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    This artwork is a concrete trellis by San Antonio artist Carlos Cortes. The piece was created in the faux-bois technique to replicate trees that also acts as a flying buttress, supporting the adjacent wall.


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  • Core Samples

    Core Samples

    Artist: Chris Sauter
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), concrete, stone (rock)
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:

    "Core Samples" by San Antonio artist Chris Sauter is comprised of two sculptural planters that welcome visitors to the Mission Branch Library. These two outdoor sculptures are comprised of layered, colored concrete that resembles geological "core samples" that have been excavated from the library grounds. The theme of history and nostalgia is very present in these sculptures. From one, water seeps into a shallow pool, while the other projects an old-fashioned image of the library's name onto the adjacent wall. Inside, the theme of layers and history is continued with a mixed-media mural. 


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  • Untitled (Lovers ...

    Untitled (Lovers Chair)

    Artist: Carlos Cortés
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: bench, concrete, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    Two-person chair created in the faux-bois technique to replicate a fallen tree stump.


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  • Phil Hardberger

    Phil Hardberger

    Artist: Angel Rodríguez–Díaz
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    "Phil Hardberger" by San Antonio artist Angel Rodríguez–Díaz is a mayoral portrait. 

    Rodríguez–Díaz
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  • Untitled (Bench)

    Untitled (Bench)

    Artist: Carlos Cortés
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: bench, concrete, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

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  • Foundations

    Foundations

    Artist: Chris Sauter
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryLibrary
    Details: paintings (visual works), acrylic paint, mixed media
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:
    "Foundations" by San Antonio artist Chris Sauter is a mixed-media mural that metaphorically illustrates the deep stretch of geological history that lies beneath the grounds of the Mission Branch library. The mural is comprised of paint, dirt, magazine clippings, and other 2D historical objects. "Foundations" connects with "Core Samples," the two outdoor sculptures representing geological core samples that welcome visitors the library.

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  • Harmony en La Esq...

    Harmony en La Esquina

    Artist: Gaspar Enríquez
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: drawings (visual works), Air-brushed acrylic polymer on Alumalite, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    "Harmony en la esquina" by El Paso artist Gaspar Enríquez is a large airbrushed portrayal of young men and women gathered en la esquina (on the corner) of their neighborhood.


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  • Stone Oak Shadows

    Stone Oak Shadows

    Artist: Peter Zubiate
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel-powder, wood and wood products
    Dimensions: 8 x 8'
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:

    "Stone Oak Shadows" by San Antonio artist Peter Zubiate is a series of benches around the grounds of the Parman Branch Library. The benches are comprised of large slabs of reclaimed wood with a brightly colored metal cutout on one end. The metal cutout mimics the shapes of the trees that the wood was taken from, while the wooden bench becomes a large "trunk." Additionally, there is an installation inside the library comprised of several metal cutouts layered upon each other creating a forest-like scene.


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  • Duck Pond

    Duck Pond

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: installations (visual works), steel, concrete
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:
    "Duck Pond" by San Antonio artist Bill FitzGibbons is an installation at the entryway and plaza at the Heritage Park Duck Pond. The installation consists of eight steel columns supporting silhouettes of ducks in flight. The columns arc around a curved wall in the plaza.

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  • Nelson C. Wolff

    Nelson C. Wolff

    Artist: Anthony Gonzales
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    "Nelson C. Wolff" by San Antonio artist Anthony Gonzalez is a mayoral portrait. 


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  • Convent Street Pa...

    Convent Street Park Light Fixtures

    Artist: Judith Maxwell
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: light art, copper (metal), lighting device components
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

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  • Puente de Ripplin...

    Puente de Rippling Shadows (Bridge of Rippling Shadows)

    Artist: Rolando Briseño
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-aluminum alloy (1), steel
    Year completed: 2012

    Description:

    "Puente de Rippling Waters" (Bridge of Rippling Waters) by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño celebrates the river and connects to passerby's at street level. The artwork transforms an ordinary sidewalk into a scenic overlook and creates an inviting and visually dynamic shaded area. The piece is comprised of more than two dozen steel structures extending up from the railings with galvanized limbs supporting overlapping concentric discs of perforated aqua metal sheets, meant to evoke the feeling of rippling water. 


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  • Untitled (Grotto)

    Untitled (Grotto)

    Artist: Say Si
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: installations (visual works), mixed media, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:
    A stylized serape,  this grotto evokes San Antonio’s multi-cultural heritage and history.  In addition to the simple, colorful design, the grotto’s floor includes a meandering, mosaic river and concrete cactus plants.
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  • Puente de Encuent...

    Puente de Encuentros (Bridge of Encounters)

    Artist: Rolando Briseño
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Year completed: 2012

    Description:

    "Puente de Encuentras" (Bridge of Encounters) by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño celebrates the river and connects to passerby's at street level. The artwork transforms an ordinary sidewalk into a scenic overlook and creates an inviting and visually dynamic shaded area. The piece refers to waving hands, waving water, and the human desire to reach out and connect with others. Briseño's shade sculpture responds to the spirit of friendliness found throughout San Antonio and along the river. The artwork takes inspiration from our daily encounters with the many people and places here in downtown San Antonio. 


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  • Walk This Way (Pl...

    Walk This Way (Please Stay in Line)

    Artist: Gary Sweeney
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: floors (surface elements), terrazzo, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:
    "Walk this Way (Please Stay in Line)" by San Antonio artist Gary Sweeney is comprised of terrazzo floor tiles including text and shoe imagery. Humorous text and the placement of the shoes create a whimsical and approachable art piece that swirls around the lobby and leads to the outside where the shoes wander down the street. Different shoe styles mark the entry to the elevator on each floor to serve as a memory device for patrons. The appropriate shoe image is then reused as a part of the signage at the elevator call buttons. 


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  • Lone Star CANdelier

    Lone Star CANdelier

    Artist: Anita Valencia
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: installations (visual works), mixed media, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    "Lone Star CANdelier" by San Antonio artist Anita Valencia is a large-scale, star-shaped chandelier made of 1,895 recycled aluminum cans.


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  • Fulton Street Enh...

    Fulton Street Enhancements

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2003

    Description:
    "Fulton Street Enhancments" by San Antonio artist Twyla Arthur is a tile and stone mosaic on a retaining wall featuring memorabilia collected from area residents.

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  • Fiesta Tower

    Fiesta Tower

    Artist: Dale Chihuly
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), glass-art, None
    Year completed: 2003

    Description:
    "Fiesta Tower" by Washington artist Dale Chihuly is a large assemblage of multicolored glass forms. Placed in the Central Library's interior atrium. Quote from Artist: " Each hand blown piece of this tower represents the multicultural qualities of the San Antonio community and the role the Central Library plays in the lives of its people."

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  • Passing Light

    Passing Light

    Artist: Christopher Janney
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: sound sculpture, sound device components, glass
    Year completed: 2003

    Description:
    "Passing Light" by Massachusetts based artist Christopher Janney is an installation helping to direct parking lot patrons to Terminal 1 along an avenue covered by a festive colored skylight. This public artwork integrates time and the sun’s movement across the sky. The skylight casts a rainbow of colors into the garage’s interior and draws patrons to move through the streams of bright light.  Additionally, high-tech light fixtures that flicker and flash coinciding with soothing, rhythmic sounds fill the garage to welcome and guide customers to Terminal 


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  • Toolyard

    Toolyard

    Artist: Riley Robinson
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-galvanized, None
    Year completed: 2003

    Description:
    'Toolyard" by San Antonio artist Riley Robinson is a series of 11 galvanized steel tools standing outside the fencing of the Service Center, and six Wrench Benches interspersed throughout the facility. 

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  • Birth of a City

    Birth of a City

    Artist: Angel Rodríguez–Díaz
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), giclee-printed, None
    Year completed: 2003

    Description:
    "Birth of a City" by San Antonio artist  Angel Rodríguez–Díaz is a large panoramic image of the city at night. The photo is a giclee print embellished with paint.

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  • Rosa Parks Way En...

    Rosa Parks Way Enhancements

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:
    "Rosa Parks Way Enhancements" by San Antonio artist Twyla Arthur is a project located along Houston street- the artwork includes stone pavers, mosaic tiles and found objects embedded within the walkways. The artist intended to highlight the tradition of stone masonry and brick work.  Text reads "Rosa Parks Way."

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  • Untitled (Ceiling...

    Untitled (Ceiling Installation)

    Artist: Alex Brochon
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: installations (visual works), photograph components, mixed media
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:
    Graphically illustrated ceiling panels are suspended from the walls and extend onto the ceiling of the building’s main lobby.  The panels reflect various aspects of the history of literacy.
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  • Untitled (skate p...

    Untitled (skate park tiles)

    Artist: Susan Budge
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: ceramics (objects), ceramic tile, None
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:
    Playful, bright-colored ceramic tiles built into a wall at LBJ Skate Park.
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  • Some Things I

    Some Things I've Experienced in South Texas

    Artist: Alex DeLeon
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic and ceramic products, mixed media
    Dimensions: 15 'x 11' x 3'
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:

    "Somethings I've Experienced in South Texas" by Texas artist Alex DeLeon is a mosaic mural on the walls of a grotto depicting contemporary experiences.


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  • Corazon

    Corazon

    Artist: Benito Huerta
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-Corten, bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 15'x11'x3'
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:
    "Corazon" by Arlington, Texas based artist Benito Huerta is inspired by San Antonio’s placement, geographically and culturally, at the center - or heart -  of the Americas, this piece is a bronze heart etched with a map of the American continent. The piece is placed within an art nook at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  

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  • Rainbow Hills Mos...

    Rainbow Hills Mosaics

    Artist: Jack Robbins
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), glass, None
    Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 2 1/4"
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:

    "Rainbow Hills Mosaics" by San Antonio artist Jack Robbins is a Byzantine style glass mosaic tile mural depicting a vine and sports motif.


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  • Unamita

    Unamita

    Artist: Sebastián Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:
    "Unamita" by Mexico City based artist Sebastián is an abstract dark blue powder coated steel sculpture. The artwork is a gift  to UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) from Gilberto Borja Navarrete.

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  • The Traveler

    The Traveler's Notebook

    Artist: Henry Stein
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), mixed media, None
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:
    "The Traveler's Notebook" by artist Henry Stein is a mixed-media project consisting of a series of artist-fabricated panels resembling a printer's case that is located in the branch library's main lobby area. Each independent panel is composed of a grid-like pattern that contains images and hand made-objects that reference the library's regional connection to Kelly and aviation, as well as referring to the legendary local broadcaster and library's namesake, Henry Guerra.

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  • Unity Plaza

    Unity Plaza

    Artist: Jefre Manuel
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: mosaics (visual works), stone (rock), tile
    Year completed: 2012

    Description:

    "Unity Plaza" by Miami based artist Jefre Manuel is a place-making project where art and urban design transform the entrance to the City's Public Safety Headquarters into a place that stands for honor, respect, and enduring appreciation of the community and the public service men and women of the past, present, and future who "protect the grid" every day. 


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  • Deco District Bui...

    Deco District Building

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    "Deco District Building" by San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado includes façade treatment and an interior wall mural in light green and purple.

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  • Hill Country Wate...

    Hill Country Water Cycles

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, None
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    "Hill Country Water Cycles" by San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado is a tile mural depicting Crownridge Canyon area's natural history and themes of water. The murals include a wall mural and a floor mosaic mural.


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  • Great Northwest L...

    Great Northwest Library Project

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryLibrary
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    "The Great Northwest Library Project" by San Antonio artist Twyla Arthur is a tile mosaic floor treatment that creates a flowing "river" from the entryway of the expansion all the way through the building. 


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  • Mockert Street Pr...

    Mockert Street Project

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    "Mockert Street Project" by San Antonio artist Twyla Arthur is a series of eight ceramic tile-covered bollards to be used as seating/public gathering areas.

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  • Lackland Terrace ...

    Lackland Terrace Skate Park

    Artist: Katie Pell
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), concrete, paint on stone/concrete
    Year completed: 2012

    Description:

    "Lackland Terrace Skate Park," by San Antonio artist Katie Pell features a brightly colored Dia de Los Muertos design made from stained concrete. 


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  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    Artist: Jack Robbins
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel, None
    Year completed: 2012

    Description:

    "Butterfly" by San Antonio artist Jack Robbins is a celebration of water and community. The artwork is site specific to the location, which features aesthetic attributes and utilitarian elements. The artwork is a 12 foot-tall galvanized steel sculpture comprised of multiple snout-nosed butterfly silhouettes surrounding a central column. The circular design speaks to the theme of the creek and is a metaphor for the flowing water and pedestrians moving along the trail.


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  • Quanah Parker

    Quanah Parker

    Artist: Jim Reno
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 81" x 37" x 16", base 6" x 48"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    "Quanah Parker" by Texas artist Jim Reno is a standing figure of the Comanche chief a holding spear in his right hand.

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  • Francisco Madero

    Francisco Madero

    Artist: Juan Antonio Lugo
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:

    "Francisco Madero" by artist Juan Antonio Lugo depicts the leader of the Mexican Revolution. Madero also served as President of Mexico until 1913.


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  • Henry B. Gonzalez

    Henry B. Gonzalez

    Artist: Larry Ludtke
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 78" x 27" x 22" x 47", base 6" x 49"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    "Henry B. Gonzalez" by Houston artist Larry Ludtke is a life-size standing portrait figure of Gonzalez in a suit.  His arms are bent with hands in front of chest.  The index finger points to the center finger on left hand which is open.

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  • Sam Houston

    Sam Houston

    Artist: Larry Ludtke
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 83" x 56" x 30", base 6" x 69.5"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    "Sam Houston" by Houston artist Larry Ludtke is a life-size portrait figure of Houston.  His right hand holds a walking stick that extends to the base.  His left hand is on his waist and he wears a large duster coat.

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  • Howard Robard Hughes

    Howard Robard Hughes

    Artist: Larry Ludtke
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 77" x 28" x 22", base 6" x 48"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    "Howard Robard Hughes" by Houston artist Larry Ludtke is a life-size standing portrait figure of Hughes, right hand holding drill bits, left hand gloved and free from body.

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  • River Origin and ...

    River Origin and Movements #2

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: None, steel, metal
    Dimensions: 2 x 120' by 3' 6"
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    "River Origin and Movements #2" by San Antonio artist George Schroeder is an abstract interpretation of the inspiring visual imagery of the river below that become fluid lines of forged steel. Schroeder CNC-cut and then manually heated, twisted, hammered and shaped thousands of strips of steel as a series of dynamic interpretations of the forms of aquatic plants, moving water along with the dappled and reflecting light that can be experienced along the San Antonio River. Creating unique works on both the Camden and Newell bridges, Schroeder’s street-level rail and screen projects have become bookends for the Grotto area and capture the beautiful complexity of our natural world.
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  • River Origin and ...

    River Origin and Movements #1

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryRiver
    Details: metalwork, steel, metal
    Dimensions: 2 x 120' by 3' 6"
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    "River Origin and Movements #1" by San Antonio artist George Schroeder is an abstract interpretation of the inspiring visual imagery of the river below that become fluid lines of forged steel. Schroeder CNC-cut and then manually heated, twisted, hammered and shaped thousands ofstrips of steel as a series of dynamic interpretations of the forms of aquatic plants, moving water along with the dappled and reflecting lightthat can be experienced along the San Antonio River. Creating unique works on both the Camden and Newell bridges,Schroeder’s street-level rail and screen projects have become bookends for the Grotto area and capture the beautifulcomplexity of our natural world.


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  • Zarzamora

    Zarzamora

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mosaics (visual works), ceramic tile, concrete
    Year completed: 2013

    Description:
    "Zarzamora" by San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado is comprised of threesculptural mosaics placed along the sidewalks of Zarzamora Street. Thesedesigns reference the history of the surrounding neighborhood and honorlandmarks that were integral to the economic development of the area. The 3’ X 9’ mosaics are placed in proximity to three selected bus stopbenches along Zarzamora Street, providing shading to pedestrians and busriders, and highlighting the cultural significance of the neighborhood.
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  • Lyndon Baines Joh...

    Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Artist: Larry Ludtke
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 80" x 29" x 21.5", base 6" x 48"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    "Lyndon Baines Johnson" by Houston artist Larry Ludtke is a life-size standing portrait figure of Johnson standing with arm to his side, hat in his right hand next to his body. His left hand is in his coat pocket.

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  • Mildred "Babe" Za...

    Mildred "Babe" Zaharias

    Artist: Larry Ludtke
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 71" x 19" x 15", base 6" x 48"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:

    "Mildred 'Babe' Zaharias" by Houston artist Larry Ludtke is a standing bronze portrait figure swinging golf club on circular granite base.  There is a rectangular self base under figure.


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  • Edwards Higgins W...

    Edwards Higgins White

    Artist: Larry Ludtke
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 81" x 41" x 28", base 7"x 61"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    "Edwards Higgins White" by Houston artist Larry Ludtke is a life-size standing figure of White dressed in an astronaut's suit with an astronaut helmet in his right hand held next to his body.  His left arm is held slightly away from body with his hand and open fingers spread.

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  • El Rio Habla (The...

    El Rio Habla (The River Speaks)

    Artist: Celia Muñoz
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryRiver
    Details: installations (visual works), stone (rock), metal
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:

    "El Rio Habla" (The River Speaks) by Arlington, Texas based artist Celia Muñoz is comprised of  six landings that include wall text, stone work, decorative pavement treatments, and various incorporated waterfalls. 


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  • Walters Street

    Walters Street

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mosaics (visual works), concrete, ceramic tile
    Year completed: 2013

    Description:

    "Walters Street" by San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado are sculptural mosaics placed along the sidewalks of Walters Street. These designs reference the history of the surrounding neighborhood and honor landmarks that were integral to the economic development of the area. The 3’ X 9’ mosaics are placed in proximity to three selected bus stop benches along Zarzamora Street, providing shading to pedestrians and bus riders, and enhancing the cultural significance of the neighborhood.


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  • Ballroom Luminoso

    Ballroom Luminoso

    Artist: Creative Machines Inc. Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: installations (visual works), steel, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 4ft diameter
    Year completed: 2013

    Description:

    "Ballroom Luminoso" by Tucson, Arizona based artist team Creative Machines Inc., Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock, is located at the underpass of Theo/Malone and  IH-35. The artwork transforms an ordinary underpass into a community shadow theater. A series of six brilliantly lit, color-changing chandeliers hang from the underpass casting bright shapes and colored shadows approximately 40 feet. Each installation is made from recycled bike parts and other metals with LED lights used to allow for creative expression with minimal maintenance. The piece is culturally relevant and gives new meaning and significance to the Theo/Malone Underpass. 


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  • Along Here and There

    Along Here and There

    Artist: Mark Schlesinger
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: installations (visual works), paint on stone/concrete, concrete
    Year completed: 2013

    Description:

    "Along Here and There" by San Antonio artist Mark Schlesinger runs along the extension of Jones Maltserger Road in northeast San Antonio. The artwork is comprised of a series of diagonal lines and polygons in browns, yellows, and greens that reflect the color palette of the surrounding community. The installation is embedded in the Jones Maltsberger Extension. The nearby neighborhood associations were highly involved in the design and implementation of this project.


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  • Charles Goodnight

    Charles Goodnight

    Artist: Jim Reno
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 86" x 33" x 35" x 48, base 4" x 48"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    "Charles Goodnight" by Texas based artist Jim Reno is a life-size portrait of Charles Goodnight with a shotgun held across his body, dressed in full western wear with chaps and a hat.

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  • River Walk Park (...

    River Walk Park (SAWS water pump # 2 enclosure)

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: None, steel, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    "River Walk Park (SAWS water pump #2 enclosure)" by San Antonio artist George Schroeder is a cut steel enclosure surrounding a water tower in River Walk Park.


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  • George W. Carver ...

    George W. Carver Bust

    Artist: Jonas Perkins
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None

    Description:
    "George W. Carver Bust" by San Antonio artist Jonas Perkins is a bust of the prominent scientist and inventor George Washington Carver. The Sculpture welcomes visitors to the Carver Community Cultural Center, named in his honor. The Carver was built by the city in 1929.

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  • Dr. Ferdinand Herff

    Dr. Ferdinand Herff

    Artist: Pompeo Coppini
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None

    Description:
    "Dr. Ferdinand Herff" by San Antonio artist Pompeo Coppini is a portrait-bust of Ferdinand Ludwig Herff, an influential German-born physician who helped organize the Texas Medical Association.

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  • Lumen

    Lumen

    Artist: Ann Gardner
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: amenities, glass, fiberglass
    Dimensions: 4’ x 16’ x 16’ d

    Description:
    "Lumen" by Seattle based artist Ann Gardner is a large, sun-like circular coil that is 16 feet in diameter and composed of a series of spiraling loops. The surface is made from thousands of small, hand-cut pieces of glass, each one backed with metal leaf to reflect the light. The glass is laid on the composite/fiberglass coil and then grouted.

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