Astron

Submitted by Peter Krsko

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Client: The City of Austin

Location: Austin, TX, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Client

Anna Bradley

The City of Austin, Cultural Arts Division

Artist

Nathan Nordstrom

Artist

Peter Krsko

Overview

Materials: Pine lumber, acrylic paint and spraypaint
Dimensions: 14'W X 14'D X 16'H
Collaboration with Nathan “SLOKE ONE” Nordstrom. Installed in Longview Neighborhood Park and Edward Rendon Sr Park in Austin, TX. Commissioned by Cultural Arts Division Austin.

Goals

The goal was to create a piece of public art for a neighborhood with a limited access to public spaces. The viewer was invited to walk into the sculpture, look up, and meditate about the astral space we are a part of. It was enthusiastically received by the neighbors.

Process

After we surveyed the location, the detailed technical drawing was produced and approved by the structural engineer and the Arts Commission. The piece was constructed and painted in the studio and then transported in three sections to the site.

Additional Information

Video describing the sculpture: https://youtu.be/G3GEV8a1yes