Courtesy: City of Austin staff

Snake Culvert

Austin, Texas

T. Paul Hernandez

Central Access Television Facility, 1143 Northwestern Ave., Austin, Texas, 78702
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  1990
Placement:  municipal buildings
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  concrete
Description:  This sculpture functions as a culvert for a dry retention pond. The artist uses the snake as a symbol of transition at this gateway where rainwater enters back into the environment to continue its life-giving cycle. This sculpture inspired a graphic that was used as the logo for the Art in Public Places program until 2009.

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