Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 13, 2013
For almost two and a half months, a ghostly tree has hovered over Lady Bird Lake. An artistic tribute and memorial to the more than 300 million trees lost in the Texas drought of the last few years, “Thirst” is augmented by 14,000 prayer flags that line the lakeshore path.
But only for a few more days.
“Thirst” — a public art project by Beili Liu, Emily Little, Norma Yancey and Cassie Bergstrom, and sponsored by Women & Their Work — will come down beginning Dec. 18.
“Thirst” has survived two floods, likely been photographed — and Tweeted and Instagramed — thousands of times, and seen by thousans as well.