Photo credit: Brian Fitzsimmons
March 2016 – March 2017
Waller Creek at Lady Bird Lake
Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin. New York City-based artist and designer Orly Genger creates organic forms and site-specific installations from painted swaths of woven rope, crocheting, weaving, and knotting heavy twine over the course of many months to create a single, often massive, work. Hurlyburly comes from a series of such works, created using repurposed lobster rope. In this case, much of the material has been repurposed once again, as Hurlyburly was produced using the same expanses of rope that had previously been woven and knotted for the installation Current (2014) at The Contemporary Austin’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria.
Giving these recycled materials new life, Hurlyburly is a massive outdoor piece of painted and hand-knotted rope that stretches across an area directly adjacent to the mouth of Waller Creek. Recalling the languid flow of the creek, the undulating, woven structure invites visitors to interact with each other, with the work, and with the surrounding parkland.
Hurlyburly is made possible through the generous support of Michael and Jeanne Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth. Special thanks to the City of Austin for their collaboration.