Midden Mound Wickiups

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: Parks

Medium type: Metal; Steel

Date created: 2016

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

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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