City of Austin, Texas

2004 PUBLIC ART PROJECT.

“Macro / Micro Culture”- Rolando Briseno, City of Austin, Convention Center.

Public art encompassing more than 300 feet of 4 foot high panoramic views of the cosmos created in conjunction with the artist Rolando Braseno.

The city’s Art in Public Places project selected Sawyer and College of Fine Arts alumnus Rolando Briseño from a group of 71 Texas artists who submitted proposals and qualifications.

Sawyer is a professor of sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History at the College of Fine Arts, and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. Briseño is a native of San Antonio who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Both artists will be present at the reception.

“Artists who are selected to produce public works of art must navigate a complex multi-layered set of issues,” says Ken Hale, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History. “Public art is supposed to engage and eventually unite the community—a very lofty and worthwhile goal.”