Courtesy: City of Austin staff

Emergence (temporary)

Austin, Texas

Colin McIntyre (

Butler Park, 1000 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas, 78704
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  2009
Placement:  parks (grounds)
Artwork Type:  installations (visual works)
Material:  steel (alloy)
Description:  Emergence portrays a mysterious life form rising dramatically from the earth, as if from far below the surface. It stands as an homage to the great unknown, as an idea or an origin point from which to consider. The artist combined characteristics of known marine invertebrates and plants in celebration of evolution and adaptation. For him, the idea of an unknown species serves as a counterpoint to the human insistence that we can know everything. Texas Biennial 2009 Temporary Public Art

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