Mark Schlesinger | Up On The On bridge
Mark Schlesinger | Up On The On bridge at twilight
Mark Schlesinger | Up On The On glow
MISSION REACH | 2012

Up On the On

Mark Schlesinger

Just southwest of Roosevelt Park

Mark Schlesinger adds color, texture and elements of surprise to his footbridge project, “Up On the On.”

Up On the On integrates a repeating pattern of painted, textured rocks alongside natural river rocks. Schlesinger uses the same polymer stucco material he used in the Museum Reach and seeks to combine the urban with the natural. “When, for instance, this urban bridge begins to emerge from a natural flood, it will do so with a colorful, visual softness.” That softness, Schlesinger says, makes a strong statement, without overpowering the forces of nature. Several of the blocks will also glow softly at night.

COMMISSIONED PUBLIC ART

The San Antonio River Foundation commissioned and funded public artworks for the benefit of our community and in support of our partners in the $384M San Antonio River Improvements Project. All works along the Mission Reach have been donated to the City of San Antonio’s public art collection in perpetuity.

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