Uplifted Ground at ABIA
Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Austin Texas, 2013- ongoing
In conjuction with Michael Singer Studios.
The project titled Uplifted Ground embodies several interrelated concepts including geometries and transitions based on local geological formations, Texas minerals, and patterning from aerial photography throughout the state. As a transition space, Uplifted Ground utilizes the viewers’ motion north and south to experience the transformation of the piece over the 300 foot walkway space. Upon approaching the space one experiences the piece as a combined abstraction of hundreds of earth toned ground-based and suspended elements, flanked by similarly colored and patterned walls. This notion of uplifting has many meanings from the nearby Llano Uplift geological formation, to the uplift of aircraft and perhaps, the uplifting of one’s spirit.