Artwork on display along East Texas trail

Artwork on display along East Texas trail
In the center of the pictures is this sculpture hanging from the trees. (Source: KLTV Staff)
In the center of the pictures is this sculpture hanging from the trees. (Source: KLTV Staff)
You can see the reflection of the sculpture in a mirror underneath. (Source: KLTV Staff)
You can see the reflection of the sculpture in a mirror underneath. (Source: KLTV Staff)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Artwork is now on display along Rose Rudman Trail in Tyler. It was done by a UT Tyler student, and will be on display for about a month.

The display is made up of a series of pictures with words across people's faces, as well as a central sculpture hanging from the trees.

"It was really interesting; bold, definitely bold. Bold and loud," Hannah Franks, who noticed the work as she passed by, said.

It's part of a collection of artwork by UT Tyler student Nora Schreiber. She approached the City of Tyler about putting up a piece along the trail and got the proper permits to install it.

"This has two goals. One is to ask the question does art just have to be a statement of the times it's made in or could it become part of the solution and the other is to bring all of our community together," Schreiber explained.

She said the pictures are of people in East Texas who society may view differently.

"They may be people that people kind of keep at arm's-length, but I find them as gems. And so I've picked complementary words for each of them," Schreiber said.

She said the central sculpture is made of plaster casts of plastic bags.

"They're all made with the same material, made the same way, just like people are. We're all the same. But then they're huddled together to talk about unification," she added.

Tyler Parks and Recreation Director Stephanie Rollings hopes this piece will be draw more people to the parks.

"Maybe it will make somebody take a run or a walk out there that have never used the facility so they can see the art," she said.  

Rollings also hopes that this could lead to more artwork being displayed in parks throughout the city, something some passersby said Wednesday they would look forward to.

"I love it! I wish we had more of it," Franks said.

The pieces on Rose Rudman Trial will be up until April 20. Rollings also said any other artists interesting in displaying their work in the parks should contact them to get the proper permits.

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