College of Fine Arts
Landmarks, UT's Public Art Program

Learning by Doing with Landmarks, UT’s Public Art Program

Do it Yourself Cantilever Art
Arts, Design and Media
Age group: Elementary School, Middle/Junior High School

Artist Nancy Rubins uses everyday things like toasters, hairdryers, and even playground equipment to make huge sculptures. In Monochrome for Austin, located the Speedway Mall in the heart of campus, she used canoes and boats. Join us to learn how her creative process includes collaborating with a structural engineer to make the sculptures very strong, as she did in the cantilevered design for Monochrome for Austin.  On your own, explore the activity guides below to think about the creative approach to this piece of art