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Leaf, Pod and Samara

Austin, Texas

John Christensen (

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, 3600 Presidential Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78719
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  1999
Placement:  airports
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  concrete
Description:  Commissioned for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, this three-piece outdoor sculpture is placed in a landscape setting of native plants just outside the baggage claim area. The sculptures, made of Portland cement, represent abstracted natural forms: a leaf, a pod with a shallow bowl at the top, and a samara, or winged seed, stretching upward.

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