“When we pause, allow a gap and breathe deeply, we can experience instant refreshment. Suddenly, we slow down, look out, and there's the world.” - Pema Chödrön
We are happy to announce that “PAUSE” is now installed at the intersection of S. Alamo, Pereida and Adams Streets, next to the parking lot of the Liberty Bar and near the B-Cycle station. This piece of public art is made of limestone blocks with blue steel lettering, and is intended to invite travelers to take a break, unwind....pause.
The Cultural Art Committee of the King William Association commissioned local artist Jennifer Khoshbin to create a seating area for the small green space. Originally from Philadelphia, Jennifer has lived in San Antonio for about 14 years. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and in San Antonio at Flight, the Southwest School of Art and 1906 Gallery; she has a permanent installation at Hemisfair's Yanaguana Garden. "My goal was to design a space that maximizes restful, inviting opportunities to sit for a few minutes or for a long conversation," Jennifer says. "The site is well suited for a quiet, pocket-sized sitting area, encouraging ways to support community connections."
"PAUSE" is a gift to the neighborhood. Many thanks to Liberty Bar for its collaboration on this project. We hope you will enjoy it and use it. We have more public art benches planned, so be on the lookout!
- Nora Peterson