SAN ANTONIO – A new community artwork set up has blossomed in the coronary heart of downtown San Antonio.

On Wednesday, the metropolis unveiled two new sculptures by regional artist Leticia Huerta on the River Stroll near the intersection of Alamo and Sector streets.

The sculptures — the most recent in the “Bloom” art series — resemble the indigenous wildflowers Yellow Columbine and Lantana.

They were being designed in a collaboration between Huerta and Wanderlust Ironworks, a area fabricating shop, and they incorporate steel that resembles bicycle elements.

“These sculptures integrate elements that resemble bicycle parts to mirror San Antonio’s many hike and bike trails,” Huerta claimed in a information launch. “Bicycle elements also have a similarity to flower anatomy, so I use them to describe the indigenous flowers of San Antonio, that are observed along the trails. I am extremely proud of this job due to the fact it is my initial time producing significant-scale, no cost-standing sculptures as a public artwork job, so this artwork was a substantial leap for me.”

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This is the second set up in the “Bloom” series the initial was put in at the entrance of the Mud Creek Trail at McAllister Park.

Sculptures have been mounted at the entrance of the Mud Creek Path at McAllister Park. (Michael Cirlos, Town of San Antonio Division of Arts & Tradition)
Sculptures ended up set up at the entrance of the Mud Creek Path at McAllister Park. (Michael Cirlos, Metropolis of San Antonio Section of Arts & Culture)

The future installations are heading to Apache Creek at Brazos Pocket Park and Salado Creek at Eisenhower Park this spring.

The past 3 installations will be at Salado Creek at Southside Lions Park in the tumble, Alazan Creek at Farias Park in spring 2022, and Leon Creek at Tezel Street Facility in summertime 2022.

“The ‘Bloom’ collection is a great case in point of how public artwork expands the viewer’s brain in both artistic and educational techniques, while also serving a real purpose,” Office of Arts & Lifestyle Executive Director Debbie Racca-Sittre explained in a news release.

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