Arbol de La Vida: Voces de Tierra, is a community public art sculpture that will celebrate San Antonio’s rich culture and ranching history through the eye’s of the community and bring focus to the rich natural and cultural environment that surrounds the city. A series of four storytelling dialogues (Charlas) will be held throughout the city in which the public is asked to shared their history through stories.
The artist, Margarita Cabrera, will also host a series of workshops in June and July in which the public can fabricate clay sculptures inspired by the community’s stories which will be added to the Arbol de la Vida. San Antonio’s very own community’s stories will give form and inspire the creation of many clay sculptures found within the Arbol de la Vida sculpture.
These community sculptures will form part of the overall public artwork. This true community public art project will bring the San Antonio community together to artistically help carve and give form to our shared story. Made by the community for the community, this iconic sculpture will celebrate our world heritage site of San Francisco de la Espada, and bring focus to the rich natural and cultural environment that surrounds it.