Culture, Colors, and Traditions of San Antonio by San Antonio artist Sandra Gonzalez features collaged landscapes, reflecting some of the city’s cultural destinations and icons — from the Urrutia Arch, which once marked the entrance of Miraflores Park and is now at the San Antonio Museum of Art, to the North Star Mall boots, in mural 1. Nods to some of San Antonio’s signature events and recreation take the form of a Fiesta floral crown setting over the horizon, as well as a giant star with the San Antonio Spurs’ signature colors. In this composition, the sky is replaced with the illusion of rippling waters that speak to the city’s prominent creek system.
In mural 2, some of the city’s cultural destinations and icons include the McNay Art Museum and the San Fernando Cathedral. In this design, we have a marriage of graphic elements and Spanish Colonial-style architecture with the Rose Window found at Mission San Jose presented as a portal to our city. Local flora ground the composition with other references to the city’s rich cultural identity dancing in the background.
These murals can be found in Terminal A of the San Antonio International Airport.
Project Team: Sandra Gonzalez, Malachy McKinney and Andrei Renteria
*Images shown are artist renderings, photos will be taken upon artwork completion (October 2023).
9800 Airport Blvd, San Antonio, TX, 78216