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Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear

"Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear" by San Antonio artist Joe De La Cruz is a mural paying tribute to native plants and animals along with the seasonal migrations of the Coahuiltecan clans that populated this area for thousands of years. The artwork features a nopal cactus with two flanking black bears outlined over constellations on either side. The background is comprised of warm colored stripes evoking summer. The mural draws inspiration from the fruit of the nopal cactus known as "tunas." Tunas were harvested from areas known as "Gran Tunales." The nopal pads, especially, the younger ones can be eaten year-round. The black bear was common in South Texas. The bears were hunted by local natives and early Spanish explorers for their hides. "Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear" is part of the series “Four Seasons” located along Villamain Road at the Loop 410 these murals were created by four San Antonio artists and local nonprofit SMARTSA. To discover more information about "Four Seasons" please visit here. "Four Seasons" is part of a series of murals for the World Heritage Mural Trail. This series is located in San Antonio's World Heritage Corridor and is a collaboration with the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture and the World Heritage Office.
"Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear" is a mural drawing inspiration from native nopal cacti and black bears. The mural evokes the summer season. 

Accession#: 2017.CRU.1
Artist First Name: Joe
Artist Last Name: De La Cruz
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Type: mural paintings (visual works)
Media 1: paint
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Dimensions: 8' x 20'
Completion Year: 2017
Additional Information URL: https://www.smartsa.org/copy-of-public-art-stinson-mural
Location Name: Villamain Road
Artwork Address: SE Loop 410 Underpass at Villamain Road
Zip Code: 78223
Point X: -98.446340
Point Y: 29.322029
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Council District: 3
Map Point Color: Peach




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SE Loop 410 Underpass at Villamain Road

Additional Directions: Villamain Road

Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear

Artist: Joe De La Cruz
Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
Dimensions: 8' x 20'
Date completed: 2017
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"Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear" by San Antonio artist Joe De La Cruz is a mural paying tribute to native plants and animals along with the seasonal migrations of the Coahuiltecan clans that populated this area for thousands of years. The artwork features a nopal cactus with two flanking black bears outlined over constellations on either side. The background is comprised of warm colored stripes evoking summer. The mural draws inspiration from the fruit of the nopal cactus known as "tunas." Tunas were harvested from areas known as "Gran Tunales." The nopal pads, especially, the younger ones can be eaten year-round. The black bear was common in South Texas. The bears were hunted by local natives and early Spanish explorers for their hides. "Summer, Nopal and Tuna, Black Bear" is part of the series “Four Seasons” located along Villamain Road at the Loop 410 these murals were created by four San Antonio artists and local nonprofit SMARTSA. To discover more information about "Four Seasons" please visit here. "Four Seasons" is part of a series of murals for the World Heritage Mural Trail. This series is located in San Antonio's World Heritage Corridor and is a collaboration with the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture and the World Heritage Office.


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