Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sculpture Spins a Story.

Byline: Jane Mahoney For the Journal

* Image of San Ysidro oversees structure commemorating importance of agriculture in South Valley

One of New Mexico's most pastoral patron saints, San Ysidro, has a new perch overlooking a busy intersection in the South Valley.

The story of San Ysidro, patron saint of agriculture, is depicted in a new wind-powered sculpture towering 27 feet above the ground at the southeast corner of Isleta Boulevard and Arenal Road.

"Carrusel de San Ysidro," by North Valley artist Evelyn Rosenberg, is one of the latest art projects to be funded by Bernalillo County's One Percent for Public Art Program.

The sculpture was dedicated early this month.

A breeze of only 5 mph is enough to spin the carousel-like sculpture that features metal figurines portraying San Ysidro and an angel plowing a field to prepare for the planting season. …

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