Interlacing Patterns - Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee (RE:site)

Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee (RE:site)
Interlacing Patterns

Recycled glass tile

Courtesy of the City of Sugar Land, Public Art Program

Brazos River Park (Festival Site Overlook)

Interlacing Patterns poetically interweaves Sugar Land’s natural beauty with the cultural heritage of the city. Inspired by Sugar Land’s connection to the Brazos River and the complex natural ecosystem found along the banks, the beautifully intricate, cellular cross sections of riparian trees and aquatic plants are artistically interpreted to resemble geometric configurations. These colorful, geometric cross sections evoke ornamental tile and textile openwork designs found in cultural traditions of both the West and the East. This design celebrates Sugar Land as a one of the most diverse populations in the nation, including, among others, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Anglo, Black, and Latino residents.