Midden Mound Wickiups

Location: Parks
Midden Mound Wickiups

"Midden Mound Wikiups" by Seattle based artist Buster Simpson is a modern take on a Wickiup including two sites with three domes made of metal, metal mesh, and geometric benches providing shade and a place to rest that honors the historical presence of indigenous peoples and their light footprint on the land. Wickiup refers to a primitive domed structure historically associated with Native Americans of the Southwest – temporary strong domed dwellings made of bent green branches, hides, and thatch. The pair is called<em style="font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal;">Wickiup Encampment</em>and the Singular is <em style="font-size: 12px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal;">Wickiup Overlook</em>; both are visible from Pearsall Park and draw visitors to explore the distant amenities. Upon arrival at each installation site, visitors are rewarded with a place for respite and views over looking Lackland Air Force Base,the meandering Leon Creek, pastoral and native landscapes, suburban villages and, in the distance, downtown San Antonio.

Location

San Antonio, TX, 78242

Additional Information

Accession Number: 2016.SIM.1
District: 4
Location: Pearsall Park
Artist URL: http://www.bustersimpson.net/

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Medium type: Metal; Steel

Date created: 2016

Dimensions: Wikiup Encampment 13' tall and 52' wide, Wickup Overlook 13' tall and 26' wide