Sun Pavilion

El Paso, TX

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Art Studio Overview:

Entitled “Sun Pavilion,” the public art installation creates an iconic, destination shade structure for Blackie Chesher Park, a large urban park and sports complex in El Paso, Texas. Inspired by Hueco Tanks, an ancient Desert Archaic and Native American Cultural site, patterns of indigenous plant species are illuminated by the ever-changing and ever-present sunlight during the day, and by interior LED illumination at night. Laser-jet cut panels in polychromed aluminum evoke the craft traditions of papel picado, or cut-paper patterns and pierced-metal lanterns of the area.

  • CLIENT: City of El Paso, Texas
  • COMPLETE: September 2017
  • SIZE:
    • CODAworx - Public Spaces Merit Award - 2018
  • View Related Project Types:
    Parks & Recreation,

The richness of this public artwork is how it truly does what public art is intended to do — it represents the people and identity of the space it is in.

- District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales