Courtesy: Karol Rice, Paul Bardagjy
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Black Well

Austin, Texas

Stephanie Strange (

Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth St., Austin, Texas, 78704
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  2010
Placement:  libraries (buildings)
Artwork Type:  mobiles
Material:  steel (alloy)
Description:  This site-specific mobile, which hangs in the library's entrance vestibule, was created from forty typewriters, meticulously disassembled and reassembled to create a waterfall of new shapes. The artist gave these shapes nicknames such as “droplet,” “world,” and “waterfall.” The mobile reminds visitors of the mechanical device that was the vehicle for the printed word for over a century.

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