Songbirds of San Antonio

“Songbirds of San Antonio” by Houston based artist Dixie Friend-Gay is a 260 square foot mosaic tile mural located on the lobby wall of the Northeast Senior Center. The Mural welcomes visitors in the lobby through a mixture of vibrant abstract “quilted” patterns and realistic songbirds native to the surrounding area. The mural ranges from high glass iridescent to rough textured natural stone, in the complementary colors of rich blues to earthy ambers which stands apart from the artist’s previous work. The most detailed areas of the mural can be found at eye level allowing the viewer to explore the features of the larger than life songbirds or discover handmade tiles woven into the branches displaying historical dates. The historical dates were contributed by the community and became personal markers with different associations for each person

Category: Mosaic / Relief
Location: Facilities

Medium type: Ceramic; Glass

Date created: 2015

Dimensions: 260 square ft.

Associated artists

Dixie Friend-Gay
Dixie Friend-Gay


4135 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78217

Additional Information

Accession Number: 2015.FRI.1
District: 10
Location: District 10 Senior Center
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