Courtesy: City of Austin staff, Philip Rogers
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Stem Rack

Austin, Texas

Ann Armstrong (

One Congress Plaza, 138 E. 2nd Street., Austin, Texas, 78701
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  2012
Placement:  sidewalks
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  steel (alloy)
Description:  This bike rack sculpture was inspired by the plants seen alongside nearby Lady Bird Lake. Two vertical steel “stems” rise up from the sidewalk, each ending in a singular leaf. Funding for the bike racks was provided by the Downtown Austin Alliance, Thomas Properties Group, and 816 Congress, as a creative way to support arts and mobility as well as attract visitors along the Congress Avenue corridor.

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