Courtesy: Albuquerque Public Art
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Sky Portal

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Randy Walker

Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87113
Date:  2014
Placement:  museums
Collection:  Albuquerque Public Art
Artwork Type:  environmental art
Material:  steel (alloy), cement products, rock, polyester
Description:  “Inspired by the structures, history, and experience of ballooning, Sky Portal seeks to create a specific place where people come together at the point where sky and earth converge,” says artist Randy Walker. The design references historical methods of launching hot air balloons which were guided upward with posts and tethers. The artist considered how the piece would be viewed from the ground looking up, and from a balloon looking down.

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