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Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart

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by Sarah Yates (Arts)

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"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 where 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.


The sculpture is a perforated steel hand, with 2 steel tube rings in the palm and at the base.  The open hand symbolizes a gesture of non-violence   The artwork is a marker for the park and the annual MLK March.  The sculpture silhouettes the downtown skyline.  The piece encourages visitor interaction. 
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Accession#: 2015.KOR.1
Artist First Name: Douglas
Artist Last Name: Kornfeld
More About Artist URL: http://www.awaka-inc.com/
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Type: outdoor sculpture
Media 1: steel
Media 2: None
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Completion Year: 2015
Additional Information URL: http://www.sanantonio.gov/parksandrec/directory_pittman_sullivan.aspx
Location Name: Pittman Sullivan Park
Artwork Address: 1101 Iowa Street
Zip Code: 78203
Point X: -98.463364
Point Y: 29.412152
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Council District: 2
Map Point Color: Green


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1101 Iowa Street

Additional Directions: Pittman Sullivan Park

Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart

Artist: Douglas Kornfeld
Category: categoryParks
Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
Date completed: 2015
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"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 where 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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