Arguendo and Dixi have been residents of Austin, TX for most of 20+ years. We have tons of pictures from our time spent here and continue to take pictures around town. Here we plan on showing a picture each day. We hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Big Spider

This giant spider is located just down the street from the Mueller Tower at the corner of Tom Miller Street and Berkman Drive. It looks like a small park area with walking trails and such, but was very overgrown on the day I was there.

This is from the information stand:

Dixie Friend Gay is an accomplished artist with an impressive exhibition history. Her art has been featured in galleries all over the world and is included in the permanent collections of The Boston Public Library; The National Gallery, Washington DC; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has been creating award winning public art projects. She has completed major installations for Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Port of Miami, and the Indianapolis Airport.

The connection between nature, artifacts, rituals, obsessions and altered states of consciousness are recurrent themes in her work. She addresses questions of transition, transformation, erosion and metamorphosis. Her public art projects take their creative cues from the social and physical environment of the finals locations. Gay's work engages the audience in ways that they might not expect.

From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo



  1. Good grief! What an awful, awful structure!! Haha... I literally felt my palms start to sweat as I thought about having to walk underneath it.... reminds me of what I saw crawling in our bathtub this morning!

  2. What a great structure, I like it. It would be fun to walk under. I don't have a problem with spiders and always try to save them and put them outside. Only time I freak is when they sneak up on me!