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Construction work almost complete for sculpture featuring Selena song lyric

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Photo: Sculpture of 6-foot tower being built in the southside San Antonio area. (Courtesy: WOAI:TV) Photo: Sculpture of 6-foot tower being built in the southside San Antonio area. (Courtesy: WOAI:TV)
SAN ANTONIO -

If you plan on visiting the southside of San Antonio area next year, you will see a tall sculpture featuring a lyric from a popular Selena song.

WOAI-TV reports a 60-foot sculpture is being built at the intersection of I-35 and Zarzamora Steet and on the top of that statue are the words "Dreaming of You." 

Cruz Ortiz, the artist of the sculpture, says the structure features the lyric, but it's not solely about the Tejano superstar.

Ortiz released a statement to WOAI-TV, "The inspiration for my sculpture was based on the location. That was really the focus. It is a representation of the culture, dreams, and aspiration of the South Side community.

"The images are based on Mexican American folklore that families have been passing down to their children for generations that have populated their dreams. We are dreamers, too," the statement continued. "Please do not manipulate this with a pop culture narrative. This is a love letter to and from the South Side," the statement concluded.

READ MORE: Sculpture featuring Selena song lyric cost taxpayers $360,000

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