One of the new Bloom sculptures at Eisenhower Park.

The next set of Bloom sculptures that has gone up at the Dwight D Eisenhower Park marks the third in a series of seven artworks planned to celebrate San Antonio’s nature and architecture.

Nature lovers and art enthusiasts, step out to the Eisenhower Park this weekend and take in this fresh set of sculptures!

Local artist Leticia Huerta has been making the public art installations for San Antonio, two of which are put up at McAllister Park and the San Antonio Riverwalk Public Garden.


Bloom installations at Eisenhower Park

The Bloom installations have been inspired by San Antonio’s nature and its numerous bike trails.

Three artworks have been installed at Eisenhower Park from the Bloom series. Huerta’s work is heavily inspired by the natural world of San Antonio and its many bike trails, and this installation is yet another addition to this theme.

The Bloom artworks stand near the Northwest Military entrance of the park and resemble wild flowers including a red Cedar Sage, a yellow Four Nerve Daisy and a sunny green Antelope Horn Milkweed with accents of fuchsia and silver.

Similar to the installation at the Riverwalk, the Bloom sculptures at Eisenhower Park are also made up of radiant, oversized flowers which on looking closely, appear to be like larger-than-life bicycle parts.

Huerta has been working with San Antonio-based fabricators, Wanderlust Ironworks, to bring together these metal sculptures.

More about Bloom sculptures

The Bloom sculptures made from metal replicate wildflowers and resemble larger-than-life bicycle parts.

District 8 City Councilman Manny Pelaez said about the about this new installation at Eisenhower Park, “This colorful public art addition is not only about aesthetics and inspiration, but also part of a larger strategy that connects over 69 miles of San Antonio trails together. It is symbolic of how public art can bring us together.”

More of the Bloom installations will be seen coming up at Apache Creek and Tezel Road Facility this summer while the ones at Alazan Creek and South Side Lions Park will be set up in the fall of 2021 and 2022 respectively. 

The Bloom series is a collaborative affair between the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and the Parks & Recreation Department to beautify local parks and greenways with eye catching public art. Come 2022, with all installations in place, the artworks will feature 19 different varieties of ‘Bloom’ flowers.

Said Department of Arts & Culture Director Debbie Racca-Sittre, “The installation at Eisenhower Park gets us one step closer to a full bouquet of vibrant public art that residents and visitors will enjoy for years to come.”

To know more about the Bloom installations, click here.

All images courtesy: City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture


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