Geode, 2014

Concrete, steel, kiln-cast glass, automotive paint, silicone, LED lighting with Arduino controller

Every geode protects the visible product of invisible forces over millions of years in an empty space created during Earth’s perpetual process of formation and change. By abstracting this natural form into an artificial representation, the work raises questions about our relationship with nature, public space, geologic time and the impact of externalities on art production.


Join the City of Austin in celebrating the newest addition to the Art in Public Places Collection! Geode is located in the Northwest Greenway (near the intersection of James Wheat and Robert Browning Streets) and is the first public art project for artist Hunter Cross. It features programmable LED lights through green kiln-cast glass that pulse subtly at dusk.

At the event, the Austin Gem and Mineral Society will have activities for children, including fossil rubbings and examples of geodes from around the world.

Friday, September 18, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 pm
30.300772, -97.7084402
Northwest Greenway
Mueller Neighborhood
Austin, Texas
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Hunter Cross
City of Austin / Art in Public Places
Carrie Brown
Nick Naccarato
Meghan Turner
Alyson McGee
Ron Menard
Katherine Macy
Jean Graham
Burton Jones
Kevin Sweat
Megan Crigger
Austin Parks and Recreation
Reynaldo Hernandez
Structural Engineering
Ben Feldt
Casting and Mold-making
Ryan Day Studios
Ryan Day
Arduino and Electrical Engineering
Riley Cassel
ATX Hackerspace
Electrical Install
Bowne Electric
Jimmy Olfers
Jan Sotello
Modern Pools
Shotcrete and Internal Steel
Darel Baucum
Dylan Baucum
Concrete Finishing
Ryan Day
Faith Schexnayder
Architectural Consulting
Murray Legge
Chris Qunitero
Apollo Paint & Body
Silver Lining Art Conservation
Catherine L. Williams
Solar Consulting
Nick Simonite
3d Prototyping
Charles Barton Bollfrass
Solid Prototype
Glass Consulting
Marian Gorman
Art Glass Fusing Center
Mandy Queen
Pflugerville Insurance Agency
Steel Fabrication
Austin W2 MacFab
Austin MacFab
Alan Redus
Steel Painting
"Stormy" and Reagan Norton
Commercial Services
Heavy Lifting / Installation Assistance
Josh Lucas
Brendan Morr
Lucas Orosco
Site Landscaping
Anthony Walker
Additional Electrical Work
Mars Saxman
Additional Engineering Assistant
Shane Brown
Aaron Castillo
Tristan Rhodes
Lighting Consultation
Guenter Recht
Graphic Design
Nate Pahl
Special Thanks
Bonnie Cross
Greg Cross
Iraj Asghari
Alma Aghari
Maritsa Asghari
Ashley Cross
Sascha Asghari
Monkey and cibo
Terra Goolsby
Jacob Villanueva
Travis Austin
Everyone in Open Doors Collective
The Mueller Community
Austin Energy
Austin Parks and Recreation
Armadillo Clay
Bullseye Glass
Eusebio Garza
Jennifer Harvey
Jaime Castillo
Margo Sawyer
Barna Kantor
Dana Friis-Hansen
Susie Colbourn
Maverick Electricity
East by Southeast Studio
Julie Savasky
DJ Stout