SKYFORT is created from local materials that represent the life cycle of the post-oak savannah ecosystem. Forming the structure, straw bales express the ongoing role of grasses after their growing season. Shou Sugi Ban lumber defines the inner spaces of SKYFORT, representing fire-breaks and expressing the role of fire in the post-oak Savannah ecosystem. Aligned to the winter solstice, the pathways through SKYFORT remind visitors of the sun’s role in defining our seasons and giving life to plants and animals.

Art Installation

Austin, TX

Client: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center