douglas KORNFELD


Cattle Crossing - 8’ x 132’ x 108’ - Silk-screened Aluminum and Steel

The installation was made up of 50 signs identical in style and materials with standard traffic warning signs. Each sign portrayed the head of a Texas longhorn. The signs were arranged, to mimic a herd of cattle crossing a stream. Connemara Conservancy is a 72 acre nature preserve on the border of Allen and Plano Texas - suburbs of Dallas, TX.

The Texas Longhorn symbol was used to relate to the themepark western experience often substituted for the real one. In bright yellow and black this piece warns that signs and symbols can be used to direct as well as hide; and, mask as well as describe experience and information.

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Cattle Crossing - 1998 - Connemara Conservancy, Plano, TX

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