Hello Readers, the Lens-artist theme is Street Art this week.
Initially I was “only” going to feature an art installation at the Austin, Texas airport; however, I realized that the art connected to the entire central Texas area and so decided to show part of that in today’s post.
Here is the street art installation from the Austin airport – called “Uplifted Ground” – 2015 – by Michael Singer Studio.
I had three phases with my opinion about this art installation.
My first take?
I thought the art was interesting with a quiet strength. The shapes, layers, textures, material, and light had this interplay within the vertical and horizontal combinations. A unique masterpiece.
The second phase for me was that this modern art display had a not-so-modern vibe. It was almost like looking down on home remains from a village that existed centuries ago.
All the tan and cream felt a little boring. And for some reason – it reminded me of rows of buildings in Toronto. Not sure if you have ever seen some of the high rises in Toronto Canada – but I remember Anthony Bourdain once commented on the drab buildings in Toronto and then later we understood what he meant (and by the way – the Anthony Bourdain “book” was on sale at the airport and looks interesting).
Amyhow, that second drab phase led to a third phase with this “Uplifted Ground” art –
The third phase unfolded when I saw how this installation connected to the geological formations and natural stone found around the Central Texas area and springs- this color scheme and design was quite “Austin Intentional”-
I went through some photos of the Austin area and saw the connection even more.
The following collages show the connection to the airport art and also show more street art:
Here are some thumb nail shots of the Uplifting Ground installation to show setting:
And did you know the Austin airport also had lots of other tasty art in addition to the walk-way installation? They get a gold star for their art!
In closing, I realized that there is another type of street art.
It is the beautiful sun ☀️
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