Whether they appear three-dimensional on a flat canvass or tower over us and are visible from miles away, public art delights us in their creativity.

But it also serves to depict our community, our culture and our history – and in not-so-subtle ways send a message to those of us who take in their beauty.

Here are more examples of the public art that abounds in the borderland – from a mural that depicts an Aztec phrase from some 500 years ago to a sculpture that marks the spot to a community treasure from just a few decades past.

Check out more online at elpasoinc.com/artspot.

Email us at features@elpasoinc.com if you’d like to see a specific piece featured in a future edition.

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