Public Art in Stone

Mission Reach in San Antonio

The first of four major art projects along the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River is nearing completion ahead of October’s World Heritage celebration honoring the city’s historic missions. Blazing Lazer Art is proud to be a part of this incredible project.
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To read more about this project, click this link: http://www.ksat.com/news/new-artwork-nears-completion-on-mission-reach

San Antonio Zoo “Africa Live” Exhibit

Six foot tall stone cutout of the African continent. Engraved with 188 names and displayed at the San Antonio Zoo to recognize those donors that made the ‘Africa Live’ section possible thru their financial help.

Before names were engraved Stone of Africa profile engraved with 188 names on the bed of our delivery truck The six foot tall and six foot wide stone Africa installed at the "Africa Live" exhibit on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo.

San Antonio River Walk Extension

San Antonio local artist, Ms Anne Wallace, developed the art consisting of the plant and wildlife and aquatic life that flourished around the area where this bridge was constructed. The bridge is a part of the Mission Reach around Mission Concepcion. The bridge span is eighty feet and has engraving on both edges that extends 18″-24″ from the edge of the limestone block. There is 160 linear feet of engraving on the bridge itself.

Since this job took place during the latter part of summer it was necessary to have our crews work under tents to shield them from the scorching “Dog Days” of Texas summer heat.

 

The limestone blocks and slabs are engraved with different graphics all represent the plant, wildlife and aquatic life from that particular area. This shows our on-site engraving crew, three men and a lot of equipment. One of three craftsmen, Joseph, as he finishes up this part of the engraving process. The graphic has been engraved, all that remains to be done is to vacuum the engraving media, remove the stencil material and move the equipment to the next engraving site. The graphic that's just been engraved by Joseph, all cleaned up and exposed to the sun. The graphics seem to take on a life of their own as the shadows cast by the sun dance around the engraving. One of the entry points onto the bridge with graphics engraved into it and also illustrates graphics engraved the entire length of the bridge on both sides by the limestone blocks. A close-up view which shows the intricate detail Ms Wallace developed in her graphics which we then engraved onto the cement deck of the bridge. This graphic shows type of fish then more plant life then the ripples of the river's flow then more plant life. This shows more of the plant life and a crawdad with lots of detail on the crawdad. Now we feature plant life and a butterfly perched onto a leaf. This is engraved onto the limestone slab rather than the cement of the bridgeThe detail captured on the dragonfly by Ms Wallace then engraved by us onto limestone slabs is quite vividly depicted here by the shadows. This is a butterfly as it appears to fly off of the plant. Also engraved onto a limestone slab. This photograph was taken so as to also show all the limestone slabs and blocks on one side of the bridge A close-up and detailed view of a butterfly as it sits on a leaf.

Landa Library

The grounds of the Landa Library were remodeled with donations from private citizens and were recognized in unique ways.

Metal benches were secured to cement pads, some of the donors were then recognized by engraving onto the cement pads with text as submitted by the donors A cement pad engraved with the donors text. Another unique way of recognizing the donors was to develop a cast concrete oak stump and engrave the donors text then enhance the engraving with a black color fill. A most creative way to recognize this donor was to use a literary classic and the name of the donor. This unique tile pattern had been installed into the plaster wall of the library. We digitally redrew it. This large stone is 2.5" x 47" x 62" and weighs approximately 700 pounds. The engraving on this stone recognizes all the donors that participated in this effort. We used the tile pattern as a decorative element within the engraving on the stone. We milled stone blanks into stone