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New art, landscaping up at ABIA

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Mark Richardson

New sculptures have recently been installed in the cellphone parking lot area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Landscaping work around the new art was completed last week. The two new sculptures, “Checker Burst” and “Shock Egg,” are inspired by and interpretations of vapor cones (called “shock eggs”), a phenomenon that can occur as a flying object approaches supersonic speeds. The sculptures were created by artist Eric Eley. The grounds around the sculptures were fashioned by landscape architect Carolyn Kelley, who said the landscaping was designed to be an integral part of the artist’s overall concept. The works were commissioned by the city’s Art in Public Places program, which marks its 30th anniversary this year.


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