Abundance - CODAworx


Submitted by Ryah Christensen

Client: Art in Public Places

Location: Austiin, TX, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $54,000

Project Team

co - designer and co - fabricator

Sun McColgin


Art in Public Places


Parks and Recreation

stakeholder, storyteller

Friends of Deep Eddy Neighborhood

park designer

Design Workshop


These 14′ concrete, steel and mosaic cairns create a totemic archway that invites visitors into Eiler’s park and reminds them of all who have loved and played in this special place.


The overall project was to revitalize long neglected, but well loved Eiler's park, and increase its visitation and usability. The artwork held a crucial role in creating an iconic image for the newly renovated park, so we set out to design a sculpture that was bold, beautiful, and vibrant.


The design evolved after many community outreach meetings with Parks and Recreation, Art in Public Places, Design Workshop and members of the Deep Eddy Neighborhood. Longtime residents' stories, in particular, jumpstarted the design process. They remembered the park as a wild, fun place in their youth, so we wanted to capture that lively energy in our design.

Additional Information

There are three additional, smaller mosaic covered sculptures in the park near the playground, which give children an opportunity to explore the wild mosaic patterns more intimately.