Check Out This Amazing Sculpture At An East El Paso Park
I don't know if you are a fan of public art or not, but I love seeing more and more art popping up all over town. I think the first instance of public art that was well publicized were the so-called egg beaters on I-10 at Airway. Everyone hated them at first, people tried to say that drivers would stop on the freeway to try and take pictures of them, but all the complaints about how ugly they were have died down. The bad thing about them is that the windmills at the top broke and apparently never going to be fixed, but they are now a landmark in the city. I was out on the east side the other day when I drove past one of my favorite parks in the city across the street from Eastwood Knolls School on Wedgewood when I saw another piece of great public art.
WHAT IS THAT MADE OF?
The park is one of the prettiest spaces in the city with rolling hills and plenty of space to run around. At one end of the park, there is a great playground for beasties, but what caught my eye was the park sculpture. From far away, I couldn't really tell what it was, just that it sat on one of the hills and was a striking red and green color:
As I made my way up the hill, I could see that the sculpture is supposed to be a flower, but the material that made up the sculpture didn't look familiar:
When I finally got up close I saw that it is supposed to be a cluster of flowers and they're made up of Radio Flyer red wagons. The sculpture is really amazing to see from far away and then up close it makes you smile because it is just so unexpected to see a bunch of little red wagons:
If you're ever on that side of town, definitely take a look: