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Dream Song Tower

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by Rebecca Johnson (Arts)

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"Dream Song Tower" by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz serves as a welcoming gateway to the South San District. Located at the corner of IH 35 South and Zarzamora, the obelisk-shaped, teepee-like structure features the artist's signature typography and symbols. Cruz incorporated images based on Mexican American folklore. The artwork is a wry commentary on monuments and pays homage to San Antonio's history and urban myths. "Dream Song Tower" draws inspiration from the location and surrounding area. The 60-foot tall public art installation is a series of interlaced vertical and horizontal poles with text and symbols. The sculpture features kinetic components depicting flying birds and spinning stars that move with the wind. Landscaping, pedestrian walkways, and upward lighting enhance the experience for visitors of the site.


"Dream Song Tower" is an obelisk-shaped, teepee-like structure featuring the artist's signature typography and symbols.  "Dream Song Tower" is a wry commentary on monuments and pays homage to San Antonio's history and urban myths. 

Accession#: 2018.ORT.1
Artist First Name: Cruz
Artist Last Name: Ortiz
More About Artist URL: http://www.cruzortizart.net/
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Type: sculpture in the round
Media 1: steel
Media 2:
Dimensions: 60 ft. high
Completion Year: 2018
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Location Name: IH 35 South and Zarzamora
Artwork Address: Interstate 35 Access Rd & S Zarzamora St
Zip Code: 78224
Point X: -98.534132
Point Y: 29.349889
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Council District: 4
Map Point Color: Peach


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Interstate 35 Access Rd & S Zarzamora St

Additional Directions: IH 35 South and Zarzamora

Dream Song Tower

Artist: Cruz Ortiz
Category: categoryNeighborhood
Details: sculpture in the round, steel
Dimensions: 60 ft. high
Date completed: 2018
Description:

"Dream Song Tower" by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz serves as a welcoming gateway to the South San District. Located at the corner of IH 35 South and Zarzamora, the obelisk-shaped, teepee-like structure features the artist's signature typography and symbols. Cruz incorporated images based on Mexican American folklore. The artwork is a wry commentary on monuments and pays homage to San Antonio's history and urban myths. "Dream Song Tower" draws inspiration from the location and surrounding area. The 60-foot tall public art installation is a series of interlaced vertical and horizontal poles with text and symbols. The sculpture features kinetic components depicting flying birds and spinning stars that move with the wind. Landscaping, pedestrian walkways, and upward lighting enhance the experience for visitors of the site.



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018