Entwine

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Client: City of Wylie

Location: Wylie, TX, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Michael Szabo

Michael Szabo Studio

Public Art Program Director

Carole Ehrlich

City of Wylie, TX

Overview

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.

Goals

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.

Process

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.