Woven Culture

Submitted by City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs

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Client

Location: El Paso, TX, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Museum and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD)

Creative Kids

Overview

Woven Culture is a composition that draws inspiration from the surrounding community and its desert landscape. The project is located on Carolina Bridge and is made out of cut and bent steel, that is painted with vibrant, contemporary colors that complement the El Paso sky. The layering of different patterns gives a sense of motion throughout the sculpture. The artwork is at the center part of the bridge, where it covers a span of 1,280 sq. ft. on each side of the bridge.

Goals

Stephen Ingle, Creative Director /Co-Founder of Creative Kids worked with El Paso youth to carry out the mission of Creative Kids to positively impact the populations we serve through visual art education.
Creative Kids produced a public art component to be incorporated in the bridge that runs from Alameda Avenue to Franklin Drive and takes traffic over railroad tracks and the Franklin Canal. Creative Kids Inc is a non-profit educational community-based art agency located in El Paso, TX.

Process

Collectively, this team has worked together for over 15 years in various capacities.
Stephen Ingle, Creative Director /Co-Founder of Creative Kids- “We have come to this work through a lifelong passion for arts and making this community a better place to live. This team is combing all of our talents to meet a one-source objective, which is enhancing this community through culturally relevant and thought provoking site-specific public artwork as an artist collective”.

Additional Information

Creative Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing a high-quality youth development program utilizing the visual arts to empower youth.