Legge Lewis Legge
installations (visual works), powder coating, steel
8 feet wide x 230 feet long
More About the Artist
This District 4 Neighborhood public art project is located on the pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Gillette Blvd and Spur 422. "World Walk" transforms the bridge into an immersive atlas. Scaled to the bridge span and starting and ending in San Antonio, this strip of the globe spans latitudes 25ºN to 35ºN and runs for 24,900 miles all the way around the world. The artwork asks viewers to imagine that with each step you take along this 230-foot bridge you pass through forests, deserts, the tallest mountains on earth, the deepest ocean trenches, regions populous and deserted - before arriving back at the point where you started: San Antonio, Texas.
The artist team created the immersive atlas by installing 7,430 pairs of steel tabs, powder coated in 12 different colors, onto the existing chain link fence mesh directly over the highway. The colors correspond to the climate zones around the globe - lush greens for forested areas, a range of blues for the oceans, and tans for the deserts and mountainous regions. The astract colors are given context with 4,020 dimples etched into the concrete bridge span outlining countries, continents and oceans as the viewer walks across the bridge. In addition to the climate regions, a vibrant red tab identifies geographic or cultural features present in the corresponding map location. These features were developed in collaboration with students of Abraham Kazen Middle School.
Legge Lewis Legge is a public art and architecture studio operated by architect Murray Legge FAIA and filmmaker Deborah Eve Lewis, both in Austin, Texas, and artist Andrea Legge in New York City. Texas Tool and Die fabricated the steel tabs, located in Dallas, Texas.