Ball-nogues Studio has created an artistic fence between a baseball field and a children’s playground. Located at the northeast corner of the Southwest University Park, El Paso, Texas, USA, the project stands as an eye-catching design attracting people to come and sneak a quick look into the field.
The LA based Studio was inspired by the details of a weathered board of wood; recalling the old-time picket fence posts which allowed people to glimpse baseball games while passing by. Creating this sculptural fence, the overall structure gives an impression of knot-wholes on a picket fence. It carries the same essence of the old fence, giving people a chance to connect with the game on the other side, even if it was for a few moments.
The ‘not whole fence’ design is fabricated of aluminum; the form was sculptured by cutting and treating each of the aluminum extrusions to form an overall impression of wood grain pattern. Passers-by are encouraged to engage and interact with this playful artistic piece. ‘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.’ describes Ball-nogues Studio.
The fence is a dynamic structure with its waving design; it has a sense of mystery allowing for only partial views into the park. Pedestrians and those driving by will definitely enjoy the experience such a structure brings. People can also view the outside surroundings from within the park, allowing for different interactions and experiences to take place. The “not whole fence” is a genius art piece on the street, inspiring the imagination.