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"Houston Street Bridge" by San Antonio artists Diana Kersey and Bernice Williams is comprised of 64 ceramic panels that depict the natural and human history of the area. 36 of the panels depict the Gaillardia pulchella, "Indian Blanket" wildflowers that serve as a visual anchor for the composition. The installation also includes four metal finials, placed on the four corners of the bridge. The design elements used in the bridge are inspired by symbols called Adinkras originating from West Africa. These symbols convey cooperation, bravery, wisdom, unity, and strength. The overall color scheme of the bridge is associated with Africa. These colors and symbols identify, and honor the African American presence and history in the surrounding area. 
The 'Indian Blanket" wildflower serves as a visual anchor for the "Houston Street Bridge" installation.  "Houston Street Bridge" honors the African American presence and history in San Antonio.  The color scheme of "Houston Street Bridge" is comprised of colors traditionally associated with West Africa.  "Houston Street Bridge" includes four metal finials placed on the four corners of the bridge.  "Houston Street Bridge' incorporates symbols conveying cooperation, bravery, wisdom, unity, and strength.   "Houston Street Bridge" uses design elements inspired by West African symbols called "Adinkras." 

Accession#: 2015.KER.1
Artist First Name: Diana Kersey,
Artist Last Name: Bernice Williams
More About Artist URL: http://www.dianakersey.com/
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Type: installations (visual works)
Media 1: ceramic tile
Media 2: steel
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Completion Year: 2015
Additional Information URL: 78219
Location Name: E. Houston Street Bridge
Artwork Address: E. Houston Street
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Point X: -98.432360
Point Y: 29.424511
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E. Houston Street

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Houston Street Bridge

Artist: Diana Kersey, Bernice Williams
Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
Details: installations (visual works), ceramic tile, steel
Date completed: 2015
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"Houston Street Bridge" by San Antonio artists Diana Kersey and Bernice Williams is comprised of 64 ceramic panels that depict the natural and human history of the area. 36 of the panels depict the Gaillardia pulchella, "Indian Blanket" wildflowers that serve as a visual anchor for the composition. The installation also includes four metal finials, placed on the four corners of the bridge. The design elements used in the bridge are inspired by symbols called Adinkras originating from West Africa. These symbols convey cooperation, bravery, wisdom, unity, and strength. The overall color scheme of the bridge is associated with Africa. These colors and symbols identify, and honor the African American presence and history in the surrounding area. 


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