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East Austin Studio Tour 2013

Fisterra 2013 EAST

East Austin Studio Tour at Fisterra Studio:

“Art Lives Here” by Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle cover story, November 14, 2013

Emma Hadzi Antich

Monique Capanelli

Norman Hera

Wells Mason

Katie Rose Pipkin

Lee Webster

PREVIEW PARTY: Thursday November 14, 7-10pm

Saturday & Sunday, November 16-17, 11a-6p, and

Saturday & Sunday, November 23-24, 11a-6p

See pictures of previous years’ EAST at Fisterra here

Cultural Arts Division, City of Austin

Show is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at



Image of House at Fisterra Studio, EAST Events

The Joy Circus that is EAST at Fisterra Studio


There is so much fun that happens at the East Austin Studio Tour every year that I have started keeping an online log of posts and photos of the annual experience.

If you have posted pictures to Flickr or your website that you would like to share, please send them on!

Fisterra Studio by Tracy Castro
Fisterra Studio by Tracy Castro

I am really grateful to have these community collective Flickr pictures. Thank you so much!

Austin Chronicle’s Best of 2012 Photo Gallery

Philip Roger’s Photos from EAST 2012

Dante Dominick’s Photos from EAST 2012

Roomfu blog

Art Alliance Austin’s EAST Preview Party 2011

Judith Simonds’ photos of EAST 2011

KLRU’s Collective EAST interview with Jennifer Chenoweth with footage of show

Andrea Pramuk’s Video Tour of the 2011 Show

Dante Dominick’s Photos from EAST 2010

Work by various artists plus Fisterra Guest Artists Wells Mason and Johnny Walker in 2010 by Art Alliance Austin

Art Alliance Austin’s EAST Preview Party 2010

More Preview Party 2010 by Art Alliance Austin


Four Gates at Austin City Hall 2013-2015 Catalog

Four Gates


Steel, wood, ink, chalk, hardware, 98″ x 120″ x 120″

Read my writing about the process of making the Four Gates:

Planning the piece

Getting the wood base cut

My inspiration for the sculpture Four Gates is from Mark Helprin’s novel The Winter’s Tale.

There is a short chapter at the end of the first third of the book, page 219, titled Four Gates. Here is an excerpt from the chapter:

“To enter a city intact it is necessary to pass through one of the new gates. They are far more difficult to find than their solid predecessors, for they are tests, mechanisms, devices, and implementations of justice. There once was a map, now long gone, one of the ancient charts upon which colorful animals sleep or rage. Those who saw it said that in its illuminations were figures and symbols of the gates. The east gate was that of acceptance of responsibility, the south gate that of the desire to explore, the west gate that of devotion to beauty, and the north gate that of selfless buy tramadol online without prior prescription love.

The steel circles have four different diameters, 78″, 84″, 90″, and 96″ so that four different average sized adults can stand in the circles and expand the geometry of their reach to their biggest selves, as in Vitruvius’ drawing.  I inscribed on each of the four gates a section of the sentence above.  After conversations with friends, I chose the North Gate, that of selfless love, to be the largest. The largest and the smallest are opposite each other, and the two middle sized are opposite each other. When four people expand themselves inside the circles, they create a sculptural human community.

This sculpture was the focal point of the show. The “Four Gates Drawings” were made from these circles laying down on paper.


Four Gates from the East
Four Gates from the East
Sacred Space at the Dougherty Art Center
Four Gates from the West
Large Metal Circular Sculptures Installed
Photo by Ricardo B. Brazziell
Liana Putrino, Megan McIlwain and Katy Hirschfield in the gate of beauty sculpture, Sacred Space Art Party
Liana Putrino, Megan McIlwain and Katy Hirschfield in the gate of beauty, of course
Bright blue exterior of Full Bloom sculpture 2013-2015 Catalog

Full Bloom

paint on steel, concrete, 48″ x 62″ x 62″, 2013

Full Bloom is about the intensity of the compacted self. It is a mini temple for one person. It has a painting on the outside of the dome and another on the inside of the dome. The space is small, so only smaller adults or children might have the idea to go under it, so the inside is meant to be a surprise for the curious. Full Bloom has two different shapes tramadol for sale online painted on it in repeating patterns, “I Am Free” and “Beautiful Mess”. It is made from one 37″ diameter steel hemisphere with four 12″ hemispheres attached to the sides at an angle. The steel domes sit on top of four concrete columns made of stacked cylinders of concrete.

Full Bloom Inside
Underneath, looking up



Full Bloom and Drawings
Full Bloom and Drawings at the Dougherty Art Center



Full Bloom and Circle Walk Drawing
Under Full Bloom and Circle Walk Drawing


Looking down on top of Shining Apollo sculpture 2013-2015 Catalog

Shining Apollo, Descending Apollo

Shining Apollo: paint and patina on steel, concrete, 92″ x 88″ x 88″, 2013

Descending Apollo: the drop from the dome, paint and patina on steel, 60″ x 60″ x 6″, 2013

Sculpture as a tribute to the sun. The shape was chosen by making many quick ink drawings to find dynamic shape that worked well in circular composition.

Click on this post to see the process of making Shining Apollo.






photo by Melissa Bartling

Side view of Hemisphere sculptures, hanging on gallery wall 2013-2015 Catalog

Group of Hemispheres

Hemispheres installed at the Dougherty Art Center solo show Sacred Space, and in other shows and events.

Steel hemispheres plasma cut marks and paintings and drawings on the surfaces. Sizes range where to buy tramadol online from 1.5″ to 12″
Contact for sizing information for specific pieces.


Hemispheres Side View
photo by Paul Bardagjy
2013-2015 Catalog

I Am The Cosmos


mixed media on steel spheres, diameter varies from 12″ to 2″


I Am The Cosmos
Photo by Paul Bardagjy
I am the Cosmos, Rose Planet Hemisphere sculpture, hanging from gallery wall
I Am the Cosmos, detail
I Am The Cosmos, Eclipse Hemisphere sculpture, hanging from gallery wall
I Am the Cosmos, detail
I Am The Cosmos, Ink on Rust Hemisphere sculpture, hanging from gallery wall
I Am the Cosmos, detail
I Am The Cosmos Cold Planet
I Am The Cosmos Detail of Cold Planet

Planet like installation of steel spheres, using diverse techniques of drawing into the steel with a plasma cutter; drawing on the surface with different paints, chalks, and charcoals; etching the surface of the steel with various chemicals and patinas; all in fun and playfulness while I worked more strategically on bigger pieces. I am the cosmos, you are the cosmos, we are all part of the cosmos.