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Art in Public Places commissioned T. Paul Hernandez to create Snake Culvert, an environmental sculpture in the distant field that also functions as a culvert for a dry retention pond. The snake imagery alludes to connections with nature and ancient mystic religions. The dual function of the sculpture, as an artwork and a culvert, T.Paul Hernandez suggests “a rite of passage for the water entering back into the environment to once again start its life again. The sculpture becomes a marker to
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