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Though solid and dry, this environment feels like the swirling movement of river water.

River Return

Mission Concepción Portal on the Mission Reach, San Antonio River San Antonio, Texas, 2013

Commissioned by The San Antonio River Foundation

Dedicated to Sonny Collins and Penelope Speier


Stone, sandblasted concrete, pigment


3' high x 200' long x 100' wide

Set equidistant from the Concepcion Mission and the San Antonio River, this artwork borrows patterns and materials from the river and the architecture. The artwork reflects the movement of the river’s water. The sandblasted floor diagrams a close-up view of the intricate patterns of the river’s hydrology while the seating walls reflect the currents of the river.

"You've made stone flow like river water, tributaries whose flourishes defy their material. It's a gorgeous design that joins Mission and River. Congratulations on this commission!" 

– Eleanor Wilner

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