Sunday, March 7, 2010
This installation at Sandy Beach Park near Cesar Chavez reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. What appears to be a lace tablecloth is actually made from metal. Sandy Beach Park is not really sandy...except for right here it appears to have been planted with something to hold the ground. It's not really a beach either as it is separated from Lady Bird Lake by a busy street and the hike and bike trail. It's not much of a park either as it is sort of hard to access currently I had to tromp in weeds along the veloway where only bikes are allowed on the nice surface and then walk through some sandy mud. I'm guessing this is an elaborate art installation (with some usefulness for an urban picnic) and that the park will be more fully developed when the nearby apartments are finished and the pedestrian bridge is extended to land here. I'd been driving by this for a while and found it puzzling. Walking over there didn't reveal much more about it.