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PLAYhouse

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by Sarah Yates (Arts)

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"Play House" by San Antonio artist Karen Mahaffy is a small-scale house/shade structure modeled after the 'saltbox' style of houses that existed in the area prior to HemisFair '68. The artwork is comprised of laser cut steel panels patterned with period wallpaper designs, and roof sections cut to mimic large shady pecan trees, which create playful and delicate shadows evoking nostalgia of a bygone era. "Play House" is part of the series "Play" located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about "Play" please visit here.
"Play House" is small scale house based on historic homes of the area.  The laser cut walls are patterned with historic wall paper designs.  The laser cut steel roof depicts pecan trees.  "Play House" creates a sense of nostalgia. 

Accession#: 2015.MAH.1
Artist First Name: Karen
Artist Last Name: Mahaffy
More About Artist URL: http://karenmahaffy.com/
Related Site URL: http://playathemisfair.org/
Type: outdoor sculpture
Media 1: steel
Media 2: concrete
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Completion Year: 2015
Additional Information URL: http://www.hemisfair.org/
Location Name: Hemisfair's Yanaguana Garden
Artwork Address: 434 S. Alamo Street
Zip Code: 78205
Point X: -98.4880248
Point Y: 29.4195268
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Council District: 1
Map Point Color: Green




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434 S. Alamo Street

Additional Directions: Hemisfair's Yanaguana Garden

PLAYhouse

Artist: Karen Mahaffy
Category: categoryParks
Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, concrete
Date completed: 2015
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"Play House" by San Antonio artist Karen Mahaffy is a small-scale house/shade structure modeled after the 'saltbox' style of houses that existed in the area prior to HemisFair '68. The artwork is comprised of laser cut steel panels patterned with period wallpaper designs, and roof sections cut to mimic large shady pecan trees, which create playful and delicate shadows evoking nostalgia of a bygone era. "Play House" is part of the series "Play" located in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park. To discover more information about "Play" please visit here.


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