Courtesy: City of Austin staff
click thumbnail to enlarge

Iron Wave

Austin, Texas

Chris Levack (

Austin BMX and Skate Park, 1213 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78701
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  2011
Placement:  skateboarding parks
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  steel (alloy), concrete
Description:  The artist created two pieces on the site: Iron Wave, a steel, rideable sculpture designed as a 1/4 pipe skate ramp representing a wave of nearby Shoal Creek, big enough to surf, washing up into the park; and Trilobite Shade, a steel and ipe wood shade structure inspired by the fossils in Shoal Creek. The pieces provide a marriage of form and function and together greatly enhance the user experience of the park. The work was recognized by Americans for the Arts, Public Art Year in Review 2012.

Follow Us