Page Turner was developed for a future roundabout (traffic circle) in San Antonio Texas.
Page Turner is a brightly colored steel sculpture composed of approximately 1,300 4x4-inch powder coated steel tabs specifically arranged so that from certain vantage points they align to form the image of a figure striding across the roundabout. Inspired by both the adjacent San Antonio Central Public Library and Fox Tech High School, the figure has her nose in a book.
Year Completed: unbuilt
Dimensions: 10’L x 10’W x 18’H
Site: San Pedro Roundabout, San Antonio, TX.
Client(s): Public Art San Antonio
On approach to the library and downtown from San Pedro Avenue, the tabs align to form a colorful pixelated image of a figure walking, captivated by a story.
As one continues around the roundabout the figure dissolves into colorful abstraction.
At halfway around the roundabout, from the other side, the figure resolves again.
Detail from the center of the roundabout showing steel tabs and rods.
Detail of powder coated colored steel tabs
Materials, steel tab to rod attachment detail:
left: single-side tab attachment,
right: alternative scheme of double-sided tab attachment.
Elevation, Plan, Powder coated steel color scheme