We’re Back and THIRSTy!

Hello everyone, we’re back to update you on all that’s been happening this past month! We have been working on a the public art piece  that is now up on Lady Bird Lake.


Photo: Ben Aqua

At the end of September, we haled a 35 foot tree down the Lady Bird Lake to install a white-painted tree in the lake (yes, it is actually standing IN the lake- you can’t miss it!). The piece is part of a temporary art installation called THIRST. The project memorializes the loss of the 300 million trees that died in the Texas drought of 2011. As you walk along the Lady Bird Lake Trail, you will also see 14,000 white prayer flags, transforming the trail into a meditation walk to bring awareness to this environmental issue.


Photo: Beili Liu

THIRST is not only an art instillation, but a symbol to our relationship with the resources around us, reminding us to love our planet!

Show your love by checking out some of the amazing pictures posted on instagram by fellow observers click here! And if you’re passing by and happen to post a picture yourself #thirstart to join the crowd!

The show will be up until December 20th, so be sure to check it out before it’s gone and feel free to stop by the gallery for some more information or to purchase a THIRST tee-shirt and tote.Stay THIRSTy!

P.S. The best view is at dusk from the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.




About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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