THIRST on Lady Bird Lake
acknowledges the devastating impact of drought in Austin.
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This temporary art installation will be on view publicly for three months this fall. Women & Their Work invited visual artist, Beili Liu, (as lead artist), Emily Little and Norma Yancey (architecture), and Cassie Bergstrom (landscape architecture) to collaborate and the project, THIRST, was created. This large scale, site specific installation is located on Lady Bird Lake. THIRST memorializes the loss of the over 300 million trees that died in the drought of 2011. THIRST acknowledges the devastating impact that changes in weather patterns have had on Austin and also sounds a call to action for conservation and sustainability. Aldo Leopold, the father of conservation ecology, said we must learn to “think like a mountain” when considering the balance of an ecosystem. THIRST seeks to help us learn to think like a drought.