Austin, Illuminated

Ellsworth Kelly in Austin, Texas
Outside Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin in 2018.

During a stop on the Being Hear book tour in 2018, I visited artist Ellsworth Kelly’s (d. 2015) joyous, sublime, and meditative structural installation in Austin, Texas. Although physically inaccessible to visitors currently, the Blanton Museum of Art has now made it accessible via Livestream. Two 24hr views show the full movement of light from dawn to dusk for the tumbling squares and starburst stained glass arrangements which receive the most light throughout the day.

For all who need a moment of respite or glimpse of hope in our world which feels like it’s growing darker by the day — maybe this piece of art can be that for you.