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New Art Sculpture at Academy Hills

Check out the newest sculpture, "Desert Primrose," in District 8!
June 19, 2014

"A Delicate Flower"

The newest sculpture in District 8 is entitled “Desert Primrose” representing the “delicate flower that grows throughout New Mexico in very sunny, dry, infertile and rocky soil,” states Albuquerque area artist Karen Yank.

“My artistic inspirations have always been informed by the landscape with its unique ecosystems and outstanding natural resources. I strive to not only represent nature through my sculpture, but also to represent the emotional impact one feels when in the natural setting. This project gifts me the opportunity to create a sculpture specifically for this idyllic environment with the Sandia Mountains as a backdrop.”

Artist Karen Yank

Albuquerqueans have probably seen Karen’s sculptures along I-40 at the Coors interchange, or perhaps at Expo New Mexico in front of the Fine Arts Center.

Karen’s sculpture was selected as one of nine new sculptures, one for each city council district. “District #8 took a little longer because we had the opportunity to coordinate with the Park renovations,” states Brendan Picker, the Citywide Sculpture project coordinator.

Public Art in Albuquerque

For more information about all of the district’s sculpture or throughout Albuquerque, please visit the interactive Public Art map.