Winter, Pecan, Mountain Lion

“Winter, Pecan, Mountain Lion” by San Antonio artist Christina Sosa Noriega is a mural paying tribute to the native plants and animals along with the seasonal migrations of the Coahuiltecan clans that populated this area for thousands of years. The artwork features two pecans with a repeating pattern of silhouetted mountain lions. The background is comprised of blue and purple stripes evoking winter. The mural draws inspiration from pecans, a highly valued food source for the native Coahuiltecans due to their low water, high energy content, and portability. The mountain lion inhabited the area in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The mountain lion is referred to by many names including cougar, panther, and puma. “Winter, Pecan, Mountain Lion” is part of the series “Four Seasons” located along Villamain Road at the Loop 410 these murals were created by four San Antonio artists and local nonprofit SMARTSA. To discover more information about “Four Seasons” please visit: “Four Seasons” is part of a series of murals for the World Heritage Mural Trail. This series is located in San Antonio’s World Heritage Corridor and is a collaboration with the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture and the World Heritage Office.

Category: Mural

Medium type: Paint

Date created: 2017

Dimensions: 8' x 40'

Associated artists

Christina Sosa Noriega
Christina Sosa Noriega


SE Loop 410 Underpass at Villamain Road, San Antonio, TX, 78223

Additional Information

Accession Number: 2017.NOR.1
District: 3
Location: Villamain Road
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