Bienvenido -


El Paso’s unique relationship with Ciudad Juarez across the Mexico-United States border was the inspiration for this gateway sculpture titled “Bienvenido”. This iconic installation is symbolic in that it speaks to El Paso, its storied past, present, and bright future in a thought-provoking fashion, and its relationship, with its sister city Juarez to the south. This abstract Door towers over 30’ high and weighs 14000 pounds. Whimsical and painted a bright yellow, (the happiest of all colors) it is open to El Paso, welcoming the viewer to explore this city, its community, and all it has to offer with open arms. This larger-than-life gateway installation is situated in a roundabout on historic South El Paso street, 4 blocks from the Ciudad Juarez border and in front of the historic Paso del Norte hotel. This sculpture was commissioned by the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department in El Paso, Texas. The Door is illuminated in the evening with RGBA Light Emitting Diodes that circulate through the color spectrum in a spectacular fashion, transcending time.