At ten stories and 103 feet tall,Tau Ceti creates a remarkable optic experience as sunlight from surrounding buildings refracts upon a painted gradient color spectrum throughout the day. Located in downtown Austin, the title of the artwork, Tau Ceti, references a single star in the constellation Cetus that is spectrally similar to our own sun. Kristofoletti, painted the mural entirely by hand suspended from a motorized swing stage. Tau Ceti has become a major downtown Austin destination location and backdrop for thousands of social-media-shared photographs.
This project was part of a capital improvement project of the Austin Convention Center parking garage.
The project came about as a result of a competitive call for entries process from the City of Austin. The artist and design was chosen from over seventy entires for a call for proposals. The artist met with city representatives and stakeholders throughout the final design process.
The interactive artwork had become the newest landmark of downtown Austin TX. Follow the project and to see how people interact with the space through the Instagram, follow the hashtag #tauceti.
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