East Side Compass


This is one of eight wayfinding obelisks (obeliscos) along East Seventh Street. The imagery on this piece was inspired by stories told to the artist by native east Austin residents. Individual panels are entitled The Light, The Ladder, The Flow of Night Music, and The Rooster Still Sings. For the artist, the intersection of stories and everyday lives symbolizes the true gateway to Austin, where cultures intertwine and the past, present, and future meet.

Installed, 2011