Thursday, May 26, 2022

Council Approves Public Art Installation for Roundabout at Zena Rucker Road in Southlake

Plans are in place to improve mobility between Byron Nelson Parkway and Carroll Avenue. Design for the Zena Rucker Connector east of the Pecan Creek Offices to Tower Boulevard is underway!

Phase I of the project calls for a roundabout with public art and landscaping. City Council recently approved the contract with sculpture and ceramics artist Michael Warrick after he submitted his design concept for the public art display for the roundabout located at Zena Rucker Road and Tower Boulevard.

The Southlake Arts Council reviewed 18 proposals from a variety of applicants and Warrick’s submission, “Mockingbird Tree” was selected.

The concept of this piece celebrates the tree as one of Texas’ natural resources and represents the medical, retail and residential developments surrounding the roundabout. The tree also incorporates three mockingbirds, which is the Texas State bird.

The Arts Council provided the direction of how the artwork should reflect the mission and values of the City as well as how the piece should connect the developments in the area.

This would be the sixth public art installation located at a roundabout within City limits.

Once this portion of the project is complete, Phase II construction on Zena Rucker Road will conclude with water, sewer and storm drainage extensions.  Construction for the entire project is estimated to begin late summer 2019 and expected to be completed within six months, weather permitting.

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