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Not Whole Fence in Texas by Ball-Nogues Studio
June 4th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio
Not Whole Fence pays homage to the simpler days of baseball, of watching the great American past
ime through a wooden fence. Imagine a child, peeking through the knotholes with the impressionable canvas of youth, evoked by a sense of wonder and hope or devoted fans who cannot afford tickets, sneaking glances through small openings with playfully mischievous eyes, excited by the possibility of joyous victory or getting caught.
Located along Santa Fe Street at the northeast corner of Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas, Not Whole Fence acts as a buffer between the ballpark and a children’s playground. The structure provides the safety of a sturdy partition, while also facilitating coincidental encounters with the game, spurring inspiration in children and passers-by.
The structural quality of the fence creates a sense of mystery. By allowing mostly partial views of the action inside the ballpark, it calls for the imagination to conjure up the rest of the picture, creating a sense of fantasy and infinite possibilities.
Not Whole Fence also seeks to monumentalize a single wooden picket by turning it on its side and zooming in to appreciate its unique grain pattern in detail. The stencil, with its undulating waves dotted by anchored knotholes, reminds us of the earthy and organic and the dreamlike at once.
The fence is fabricated of custom aluminum extrusions, which have been milled away. Milling on both sides of the pickets allows one side to make the wood grain pattern while the other creates the appearance of knotholes.
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