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One of the preeminent examples of Austin's Art in public spaces, “Crystalline” consists of 8 sculptures placed along Colorado Street, from Cesar Chavez Street to 8th Street. Mirroring the surrounding architecture and street life of the Colorado Street corridor, the sculptures create a literal representation of the identity of downtown Austin, its inhabitants and visitors.
Crystalline was the brain child of local Austin artists Autumn Ewalt and her fiance and collaborative partner Dharmesh Patel. They have built a collaborative practice that goes under the moniker Animalis. Each multifaceted piece is site specific, uniquely designed and placed to reflect dynamic aspects of its location.
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