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Art On The Way
Project #1:  Barton Barriers
Artist:  Steve Dubov
Location:  Barton Skyway & South Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
Date:  March 13th thru June 12th, 2010
AOTW's inaugural sculpture, created by founder Steve Dubov, was a humorous juxtaposition of nature and industrial objects at the corner of Barton Skyway and South Lamar Boulevard.  Barton Barriers was a temporary installation over 100 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 10 feet high, composed of 50 Yodock water-filled road barriers.  The brightly colored plastic forms were arranged in a jumbled pattern that defied their traditional use and encouraged viewers to have a fresh look-- and a laugh-- at a commonplace item that often spells frustration.  
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This project was fully approved by the City of Austin's art commission, the Art in Public Places committee and the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association.
Art On The Way is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future.  Visit Austin at
Artist Steve Dubov discusses his project with volunteers.
Installation begins on a sunny Austin morning.
The project is coming together.
Volunteers move the Yodock water barriers into place.
The barriers are stacked according to the artist's initial design model.
The completed project was over 100 feet long!
Special thanks to John Langford for the fabulous on-site photography.
And a special thanks to our wonderful volunteers!
Steve Dubov's completed piece, Barton Barriers.
Barton Barriers lit against a night sky.