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Core Samples

"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. 


"Core Samples" welcomes visitors to the Mission Branch Library.  "Core Samples" resemble geological "core samples" that have been excavated from the grounds.  There is a theme of history and nostalgia present in the sculptures.  "Core Samples" function as planters, greeting visitors who enter the Mission Branch Library. 

Accession#: 2011.SAU.1.2
Artist First Name: Chris
Artist Last Name: Sauter
More About Artist URL: http://chrissauter.com/
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Type: sculpture (visual work)
Media 1: concrete
Media 2: stone (rock)
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Completion Year: 2011
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Location Name: Mission Branch Library
Artwork Address: 3134 Roosevelt Ave.
Zip Code: 78214
Point X: -98.48119278
Point Y: -98.48119278
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Council District: 3
Map Point Color: Magenta




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3134 Roosevelt Ave.

Additional Directions: Mission Branch Library

Core Samples

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