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Cactus

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by Sarah Yates (Arts)

Tags Christian Moeller Convention Center
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"Cactus," is an expansive horizontal mural on the façade of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Serving as an "architectural frieze," the mural depicts an endless field of native cacti along the upper section of the building's east façade. The frieze is 913 feet in length and 13 feet tall and is made of galvanized metal chain-link fencing dappled with over 100,000 white vinyl dots. The green background contrasts with the white vinyl dots to create a half-tone pattern that forms the image. The artist's inspiration came from his interest in plant-inspired motifs commonly used as decorative elements in architecture. As the "official plant of Texas," the Prickly Pear Cactus symbolizes the resilient and bountiful landscapes of the state, while serving as a reminder of how efficiently nature adapts to change.

Collaborators include Design-Build-Team Hunt Zachry, Marmon Mok, and Populous.


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Accession#: 2016.MOE.1
Artist First Name: Christian
Artist Last Name: Moeller
More About Artist URL: http://christianmoeller.com/
Related Site URL: http://www.sahbgcc.com/
Type: murals (any medium)
Media 1: vinyl
Media 2: None
Dimensions: 13' x 913'
Completion Year: 2016
Additional Information URL:
Location Name: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Artwork Address: 900 E. Market Street
Zip Code: 78205
Point X: -98.4860865
Point Y: 29.4220937
Additional Directions: East façade, Facing I37
Council District: 1
Map Point Color: Orange


Location


900 E. Market Street

Additional Directions: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
East façade, Facing I37

Cactus

Artist: Christian Moeller
Details: murals (any medium), vinyl, None
Dimensions: 13' x 913'
Date completed: 2016
Description:

"Cactus," is an expansive horizontal mural on the façade of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Serving as an "architectural frieze," the mural depicts an endless field of native cacti along the upper section of the building's east façade. The frieze is 913 feet in length and 13 feet tall and is made of galvanized metal chain-link fencing dappled with over 100,000 white vinyl dots. The green background contrasts with the white vinyl dots to create a half-tone pattern that forms the image. The artist's inspiration came from his interest in plant-inspired motifs commonly used as decorative elements in architecture. As the "official plant of Texas," the Prickly Pear Cactus symbolizes the resilient and bountiful landscapes of the state, while serving as a reminder of how efficiently nature adapts to change.

Collaborators include Design-Build-Team Hunt Zachry, Marmon Mok, and Populous.



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