Letterscape

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Letterscape
Photo Credit: Jimmy Luu, Jean Graham
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

The word “Onward” sprawls across the field at the Health & Human Services Campus with 30´ letters comprised of landscape edging. The O rises from the ground. A planted line of native grasses winds in a pattern towards the edge of the site. The size of each arc is proportional to the population of Austin by decade since 1903. This was the first year that records were kept at the Office of Vital Record—an office located at the campus. The word “Onward” is meant to represent the spirit of the mission of the Health & Human Services Department. Ground viewers can only see a part of the whole at a time while the complete aerial view can be experienced by passengers flying into the nearby Austin airport.

PROJECT LOCATION

Garden
Field at the Health & Human Services Campus
7201 Levander Loop
Austin, TX 78702
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

City of Austin, Art in Public Places Program
Jean Graham
City of Austin, Art in Public Places Program
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
$14,000
under $50K
Percent-for-Art
Environmental Art
Metal
metal (steel)
2008
2009