Learning to Fly, 1997
Milwood Branch Library
These 5 painted steel sculptures on limestone boulders. A group of children at play, their arms stretched out to catch the wind, their faces turned to the sun, evoke the sense of community, learning and hope for the future that is symbolized by a library. The sculptures are gestural and graceful, and not intended to be portraiture. This artist who made the sculptures is Lori Norwood. She competed in modern pentathlon but she retired in 1991, began her career as a sculptor. She studied art at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives in Lawrence Kansas, married and have two kids.
The address is at 12500 Amherst Dr., Austin, TX, 78727