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Crossroads of Enlightenment

"Crossroads of Enlightenment" by San Antonio artist Angel Rodríguez–Díaz  is a two-piece sculpture installation located at the intersection of Blanco and Basse Road that serves as a neighborhood Gateway. The sculptures are a pair of powder coated red and green steel towers that stand atop stone pillars on the east and west corners of the intersection reaching 25 feet-tall. The artwork's form resembles the smokestacks located at the nearby Quarry Market, once the Alamo Cement Company. The two-piece sculptural installation is carved with intricate waterjet cut imagery resembling papel picado that references the history of the surrounding neighborhoods. 

 

 


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

Accession#: 2014.ROD.1.1-2
Artist First Name: Angel
Artist Last Name: Rodríguez–Díaz
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Type: sculpture (visual work)
Media 1: steel
Media 2: lighting device components
Dimensions: Towers: 30'X10' diameter, 20’ high Bases: 10’ high, 10’ diameter
Completion Year: 2014
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Location Name: Intersection of Blanco and Basse
Artwork Address: 4400 Blanco Road
Zip Code: 78212
Point X: -98.5078
Point Y: 29.4883
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Council District: 1
Map Point Color: Peach




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4400 Blanco Road

Additional Directions: Intersection of Blanco and Basse

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
Date completed: 2014
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"Crossroads of Enlightenment" by San Antonio artist Angel Rodríguez–Díaz  is a two-piece sculpture installation located at the intersection of Blanco and Basse Road that serves as a neighborhood Gateway. The sculptures are a pair of powder coated red and green steel towers that stand atop stone pillars on the east and west corners of the intersection reaching 25 feet-tall. The artwork's form resembles the smokestacks located at the nearby Quarry Market, once the Alamo Cement Company. The two-piece sculptural installation is carved with intricate waterjet cut imagery resembling papel picado that references the history of the surrounding neighborhoods. 

 

 



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