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Sotol Duet

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by Sarah Yates (Arts)

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"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.


"Sotol Duet" is a pair of carved granite sculptures located at Panther Springs Park.  The sculptures are smooth and tactile encouraging visitors to touch them.  "Sotol Duet" is made of red and grey granite referencing the native sotol plant.  The taller red sculpture represents the plant above ground.  The shorter grey sculpture is inspired by the plants earthy root below ground.  "Sotol Duet" acts as a place for reflection, consideration, and inspiration. 
Accession#: 2015.ISH.1
Artist First Name: Jon
Artist Last Name: Isherwood
More About Artist URL: http://jonisherwood.com/
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Type: outdoor sculpture
Media 1: granite
Media 2: None
Dimensions: red granite: 7', grey granite: 4.25'
Completion Year: 2015
Additional Information URL:
Location Name: Panther Springs Park
Artwork Address: 22635 Wilderness Oaks
Zip Code: 78260
Point X: -98.504597
Point Y: 29.652411
Additional Directions: Located in the roundabout of the trail-head
Council District: 9
Map Point Color: Green


Location


22635 Wilderness Oaks

Additional Directions: Panther Springs Park
Located in the roundabout of the trail-head

Sotol Duet

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