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El Bosque

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"El Bosque" by Tucson based artist team Creative Machines Inc. 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, and address 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.


The artwork shows words sprouting from abstract oak trees.  The artwork is inspired by pop-up books.  The artwork recalls the experience of reading a book and being transported to a new place.  The text addresses many literary themes. 

Accession#: 2015.OCO.1
Artist First Name: Joe O'Connell
Artist Last Name: & Blessing Hancock
More About Artist URL: http://www.jbpublicart.com/
Related Site URL: http://creativemachines.com/
Type: outdoor sculpture
Media 1: aluminum (metal)
Media 2: LED lighting
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Completion Year: 2015
Additional Information URL: http://www.blessinghancock.com/
Location Name: Encino Branch Library
Artwork Address: 2515 Evans Road
Zip Code: 78259
Point X: -98.4483318
Point Y: 29.6357897
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Council District: 9
Map Point Color: Magenta


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2515 Evans Road

Additional Directions: Encino Branch Library

El Bosque

Artist: Joe O'Connell & Blessing Hancock
Details: outdoor sculpture, aluminum (metal), LED lighting
Date completed: 2015
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"El Bosque" by Tucson based artist team Creative Machines Inc. 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, and address 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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