This artwork honors the history of the land and the people who have come in search of a home along the West Fork of the Trinity River. In 1841, two cartographers labeled this area as a "Great Body of Excellent Land" on their map. The water and fertile land drew new waves of settlers from Europe and other parts of the United States. Indigenous tribes of Native Americans already lived and grew crops in this river bottom or migrated to the area for their summer camps. Further east on Trinity Boulevard, Mosier Valley was founded in the 1870s as the first freedmen community of African-Americans in Tarrant County.
The artwork is composed of a grouping of three simple "house" structures supported on piers. Each of the "houses" will be built of square tubular steel, powder coated for long term durability. Two of the "houses" have durable glass panels with imagery filling the sides and/or roof of the structures, each side panel honoring a different aspect of the Precinct Line -Trinity Boulevard region – past and present. The structures will be illuminated at night by low-voltage LED lighting.
Art Commission Action: On July 24, 2017, the Fort Worth Art Commission (FWAC) approved the artist's final design and recommended the artist be placed under an artwork commission contract. Funding for the commission of the project has been allocated from the 2004 Bond Program, Proposition 1, and the project was included in the Fort Worth Public Art Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Work Plan, adopted by the Fort Worth City Council on October 25, 2016, Mayor and Council Communication (M&C G-18667).
Project budget and funding sources are as follows:
|Preliminary Design (Completed)|
CSC No. 44355
|Final Design (Completed)||$ 7,758.75|
CSC No. 47810
|Total||$ 104,000.00|| |
|2004 CIP (subfund 98)||$ 104,000.00|
M/WBE OFFICE - The City's overall M/WBE goal for the Fort Worth Public Art Program is 25 percent of total capital project dollars expended on public art annually.
Council Member Gyna Bivens concurs with the FWAC's recommendation to proceed with commissioning of the Precinct Line Road Public Art Project.
The project serves COUNCIL DISTRICT 5.