Client: City of Wylie
Location: Wylie, TX, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $180,000
Michael Szabo Studio
Public Art Program Director
City of Wylie, TX
The stainless steel and bronze forms of Entwine seem to dance like prairie grasses in the wind. With dramatic uplighting and an integrated glow at the focal point of the sculpture, Entwine is experienced as a dramatic beacon for drivers and pedestrians approaching the municipal center.
Entwine was commissioned along with Prairie Crossing by the city of Wylie to activate the walking trails on the grounds of its Municipal Complex. By exploring the parallel between Wylie's cultural identity and its native Texas Blackland Prairie eco-region, the pieces create a visceral experience for citizens and visitors by illustrating how elegantly the deep roots of people and place can take the lead in defining change and growth into the future.
The concept for these pieces was developed through research into the natural and cultural history of the region and ongoing dialogue with the community and city staff.