D2 Fire Station

D2 Fire Station

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;">”Spirit of the Phoenix,” by San Antonio artist Cathy Cunningham-Little, is a dichroic glass installation located in the apparatus bay on the northwest corner of the fire station. This is a notable project for the San Antonio Fire Department and the Department of Arts &amp; Culture because this is the first fire station public art project, the project will be incorporated into the storefront that will house a historic apparatus (fire truck).The artwork inspiration is an abstract Phoenix using geometric forms that frame the display bay. The corner panels represent ladders, with lower warm colors symbolizing flames that lead upwards to cool colors of blues and greens. These cool colors allude to water, regrowth, and the blue colors of uniforms worn by firefighters. The cool colors overcome the warm, yet some sparks of hot colors flash within the others. <span style="font-family: Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;">The vertical corners and horizontal suspended sections of glass are analogous to opened theatrical curtains. They focus attention on the central character of the vintage fire apparatus. <span style="font-family: Calibri;

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Category: Installation

Medium type: Glass; Steel

Date created: 2017

Dimensions: 32' long x 13' wide x 9' tall x 6' deep

Location

1410 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX, San Antonio, TX, 78220

Additional Information

Accession Number: 2017.CUN.1
District: 2
Location: D2 Firestation
Artist URL: http://cathycunningham-little.com/

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