Permeable Boundary creates a path through the center of the Winship Fountain at the bus circle on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The walkway intends to address two boundary conditions: 1) allowing a person to walk on the boundary between air and water which is not normally available 2) by simply inviting a person to walk through the fountain, challenging social boundaries.
The area of Winship circle is a focal point of movement and paths. The installation creates an experience of unexpected possibility within the everyday walk through campus. This everyday walk involves the straight paths within the grid of the campus, broken only by going around a fountain briefly. The installation allows a view into the spatial conscriptions of our landscape; creating a moment out of everyday time.
The work was made possible through grants from the University Co-op presents the Cohen New Works Festival, the Powell Endowment for Risk-Taking in the School of Architecture, and the College of Fine Arts, through the Marie and Joseph D. Jamail, Sr. Regents Professorship in Fine Arts.