Project #2: Keep Austin Surreal
Artist: Gary Sweeney
Location: 517 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
Date: July 23rd thru October 23rd, 2011
Acclaimed artist Gary Sweeney created a colorful, whimsical temporary mural for AOTW. Making a visual play on the popular slogan "Keep Austin Weird," Sweeney's Keep Austin Surreal was created from over 5,000 industrial Put-in Cups in a chain-link fence. Colorful graphic designs revealed a very strange landscape of images: a rocket ship is being launched in the same sky as a flying saucer, a giant red-eyed bulldog, and neon floating fish-- truly "surreal!" The mural stood 12 feet tall and 30 feet wide, visible to thousands of Austinites via car or bike traveling on South Lamar every day.
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