While downtown this weekend, I stopped to focus on a sculptural installation right outside of the El Paso Museum of Art.
“Identidad Geometrica” was designed by Oswaldo Sagástegui and built by his son Mauricio Sagastegui. The abstract sculpture was installed at the entrance to EPMA, in the spot originally home to Luis Jimenez’s “Vaquero”.
A gift by a local art patron, it fills the void left by “Vaquero”. I miss the old “Vaquero” piece. It had raw power and emotion, greeting you with a vibrancy that’s a sharp contrast to “Identidad Geometrica’s” angular geometry.
“Identidad Geometrica” is a significant piece in its own right. At close to 16 ft high, it plays well with the sun as it travels across the the El Paso sky. The prism/triangle shapes cast interesting shadows and allow for unique views through them. It’s been here for a couple of years now and I suppose it will grow on me.
Sometimes the sun is in the right place.
The weather for this past weekends Art Market was perfect. Not a bit of wind unlike the previous, and the temps were much more in line with the season. The El Paso Diabetes Association held their annual Run/Walk downtown and as a result there was a lot more “foot traffic” at the Art Market:)
With the weather playing nice, I felt it was time to sample some of Independent Burgers‘ homemade ice cream! It’s good stuff but the fancy cart is what sells it. I wish they would come up with some way to have burgers as well…an Independent food truck might be a good idea.
I broke away for a bit to get some more pics of the freshly painted sphinx at the Scottish Rite Temple. For the past couple of years they had a color treatment that highlighted the headdress but recently returned it to the classical white:
The Temple sits adjacent to the recently opened Chihuahua’s Ballpark. It was nice to see it sans construction barricades and busy workers.
It’s really shoehorned into the old City Hall space but it works. It looks a lot nicer than City Hall ever did. I won’t complain and hope to get out to a game soon to take it all in. Back at the Art Market the races were finishing up and El Paso’s Ballet Forklorico was performing a demonstration:
Western Street where The Garden and Brick and Mortar sits is pretty cool now, a far cry from the days of being a dusty parking lot for Club 101. The brick walkway and recently added overhead lighting jazz up the space, making it great for outdoor events such as this. As always more pics can be found on flickr: Diabetes Run/Walk