2017 - 2018 Art al Fresco
Public Art Competition
Peter Mangan, Blanco, TX
Mangan’s Great Bird is located in the bioswale along the drive as you enter the grounds of the Patrick Heath Public Library at 451 N. Main Street. The “feathers” in the wings of this symbolic bird move a bit in the breeze.
“From childhood I’ve been able to express myself visually. Creating artwork enables me to use planning and intuition to make objects that communicate to others. I enjoy the struggle with ideas, materials, and tools. It is rewarding to bring something original into the world and see how people respond. Metals and glass are my primary media. The solid strength of metal is a good contrast to the delicate transparency of glass. Old and new working techniques are used, from plasma cutting and blacksmithing to computer controlled kilns and medieval glass painting methods. Spontaneity and good craftsmanship are both valued.”