A project to populate 2 blocks of downtown Austin with lifelike steel-and-bronze models of endemic species of Texas toads and frogs as they return to nearby rehabilitated Waller Creek. Commissioned by AIPP Austin in collaboration with The Waller Creek Conservancy.
Year Completed: 2019 permanent
Medium: 3D printed steel and bronze. Traditional cast bronze
Dimensions: variable (2 city blocks populated with life-size bronze frogs and toads)
Site: Sabine Street between 4th and 6th Streets, Austin Texas.
Client(s): Austin Art in Public Places, Waller Creek Conservancy
Production workflow: 3D scanning of original frog model cast from life (sourced from ethical taxidermy distributors), 3D modeling and printing, traditional bronze casting
3D models of endemic species
Streckers Chorus Frog; 3D printed model in high resolution acrylite
Green Tree Frog; 3D printed model in high resolution acrylite
3D printed models in high resolution acrylite
Traditionally cast bronze samples
Rio Grande Chirping Frog life-size bronze test install