The glass castings we produced for Austin artist Hunter Cross were encased in a custom metal frame, then surrounded with this organic gunite form. However the surface was darker and rougher than what was envisioned. We proceeded to formulate a custom concrete mix that could not only achieve the desired color, but also fill in surface imperfections and adhere to the cured gunite. Once the formula was refined and the surface was troweled, a custom LED lighting system was installed behind the glass castings. The piece is on permanent display in a green space at Mueller Austin.
FlatFork was called in help put the finishing touches on these giant Couch Potatoes that sit on the world’s largest sofa for Austin’s Couch Potatoes furniture store. Fully assembled it’s over 20′ tall and 40′ wide! It’s impossible to miss on the southbound side of I-35 between Rundberg and Braker.
We were contacted by the Corpus Christi Bay Area Fellowship to fabricate a giant 14′ tall by 30′ open book for their Once Upon a Christmas play. However we had just over two weeks to build it, and it all had to break down to fit into a semi truck for transport. The book was constructed in four sections with two stands that are attached to the back and hold the book at an 80º angle. When finished, the sections all bolt together and the blank pages of the book get filled with beautifully projected images that changed throughout the show.