I was part of the trio that won an open competition for this commissioned art project in 2006.
Along with Jack Sanders and Robert Gay, I conceived, constructed and installed 35 different objects over the six-mile bikeway running East/West through Austin, Texas. The route cut a path through four extremely diverse sections of Austin – residential, commercial, industrial and institutional.
To tie things together, we developed a consistent identity for the bikeway. We did this by creating four objects – benches, light posts, yellow paint applications (borrowing from the yellow leader’s jersey of the Tour de France) and two focal point tunnels. In addition, we attempted to use the material language of public furniture, with powder-coated steel.
The $68,000 project was completed in 2009. Four years later, I regularly pass the tunnels on Caesar Chavez and marvel at how well the structures are holding up
If you’re in Austin, hop on a bike and check out things for yourself.