La Nube, The El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center

Project details

Andreola Terrazzo & Restoration is pleased to have been given the opportunity to construct and complete a beautiful custom designed terrazzo bench designed for La Nube, The new El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center. This ground breaking project was awarded to notable artist Mitsu Overstreet, a distinguished artist renowned for public art fostering human connections within the diverse communities of El Paso, Texas. The 22 foot Terrazzo bench will be part of the Flow exhibit, an interactive area of the museum where water is used to educate children in conservation, simple machines, dams, water power and recycling.

The bench’s design integrates water jetted brass images of plants, animals, and reptiles which represent the natural habitat of South Texas. This design was received by Andreola in CAD form and then redesigned and created in our artisan shop. The design includes navy, gray and white aggregate integrated into white epoxy terrazzo. Flowing and intersecting strips of brass and zinc dramatically draw the viewer’s eye down the length of the bench to the installed brass images within the bench design. The final piece was polished to a high shine durable surface. The bench was shipped in several pieces for final installation at The El Paso Museum.

Children’s Museum and Science Center, El Paso

Commissioned by:
La Nube and the City of El Paso

Mitsu Overstreet

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