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LBJ School of Public Affairs

Austin, Texas, USA | Glass | 114" H x 16' W | 2009

Overview

This installation, commissioned by the University of Texas, is comprised of two glass screens and a set of doors for the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The glass screens were created with thermally bonded, printed iconic images of LBJ and acid-etched onto the glass screens. A band of red German New Antique glass is topped with LBJ’s signature rendered in patinated, laser-cut steel.

The doors depict the timeline of LBJ’s life through images printed on acid-etched glass. Another band of red German New Antique glass running across the glass panels is backed with beveled glass. LBJ’s philosophy of governing is reflected in the quote depicted from his speech The American Promise − “Our mission is at once the oldest and most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man.”