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Art can inspire, energize and induce a positive emotional response. For this reason, we are committed to featuring more visual art into the total experience of our customers, visitors and attendees. In keeping with the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP), several iconic pieces were commissioned as part of the capital improvement budget for the original construction of the Austin Convention Center and subsequent additions. In addition to the public art collection, the Austin Convention Center Department began acquiring additional works by some of the region’s most accomplished artists, which can be found in various spots throughout the facility. Keep your eyes peeled for any of these exceptional works during your next visit!

L. Renee Nunez

“Habitat: Leaves” dissolves the taxonomic barriers between animals, plants and other organisms like fungi with reverence and humor. The abstracted bioforms can be seen as colonial organisms, creatures that share traits from multiple gene pools or the lacy forms left from the process of decay. Increasing the scale of microscopic and other underdog lifeforms elevates their value in the pantheon of species and promotes awareness of the ethical and ecological implications of a hierarchy of species. What do you see, and what do they hold for you?

www.reneenunez.com

Artist Bio: L. Renee Nunez

Habitat: Leaves