Client: TEMPO Project, Austin Art in Public Places
Location: Austin, TX, United States
Completion date: 2013
Artwork budget: $7,000
John Mark Luke
Public Art Agent
Austin Art in Public Places
I was awarded this commission from the City of Austin, Art in Public Places TEMPO Project. This was a temporary art installation that gives area artist opportunities to create public art for public parks and venues on a grass roots level. Each commission was chosen from the artist's proposal and how well that proposal fit into the chosen venue's environment.
The goals of the TEMPO project was/is to give area artist the entry-level opportunity to create art for public venues as well as provide a variety of artwork for parks and other venues that may not normally consider public art. Window Walk was a series fo five brightly colored windows installed along a walking path in Riata Park in north Austin. The idea was that the windows would invite the community that uses the walking path to pause for a moment and take in the view of the natural beauty of the environment.
Being the artist, designer, and fabricator for most of my projects I enjoyed, and was very thankful for the help of my wife, Yvonne, in the conception, fabrication, and installation of the Window Walk project. Also, I received invaluable assistance and direction from Anna Bradley, from Austin Art in Public Places. Her guidance was most appreciated throughout this project.
I am very appreciative of the City of Austin's Art in Public Places - TEMPO project for providing the opportunity for me and other artists to enter the world of public art.