Uplifted Ground

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title:
Photo Credit: Jeremy Green Photography
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

The hundreds of earth-toned, grounded and suspended elements of this large-scale artwork were inspired by local geological formations, native minerals, and aerial photography. During the day, the delicate reflection of the embedded metals is accompanied by shifting geometric patterns of shadow; at night, light emerges from the elements creating a graceful dance of light along the walkway. The artwork is also an integral part of the structural design for the walkway, assisting with the conversion of an existing parking deck into the equivalent of a pedestrian bridge. In an effort to create visual continuity, some of the sculptural elements are installed in circular “wells” in the plaza of the Rental Car Facility. The vertical pieces of these elements reference both nearby geological cave formations as well as the drawing of water from wells connected to limestone aquifers in the region.

PROJECT LOCATION

Airport
Parking Garage
Public Space
The artwork is located on the top level of the parking garage along a walkway that connects the terminal to the new Rental Car Facility.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd
Austin, TX 78719
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

City of Austin Art in Public Places
City of Austin Art in Pubilc Places
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
1,800,000
$500,000 and above
Percent-for-Art
Installation, Sculpture
Concrete/Masonry, LED, Light, Metal, Stone
2015
2016