John Leach

Best New Public Sculpture

Monochrome for Austin

At the corner of 24th & Speedway, steel cables hoist a messy (but deliberate) arrangement of 70 aluminum canoes and small boats above the heads of UT campus visitors. This new addition to the university's Landmarks installation series was designed by sculptor Nancy Rubins – internationally renowned for utilizing awe-inspiring excess and improbable delicacy to reveal the beauty of form in everyday heavy junk. Just don't lean on it.


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