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Dean Ruck creates “Ourglass” ~ Houston Sculpture Exhibit

Posted: October 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

“Ourglass” Sculpture by Dean Ruck Do you see an artistic version of an hourglass in this mirrored sculpture created by Dean Ruck, an exclamation point or something else? Dean Ruck’s name for the sculptural piece was “Ourglass” and that title could have a number of meanings. This fifteen foot high sculpture reflected fractured images of […]

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Dan Havel’s Public Art including “Wildlife Sanctuary”

Posted: September 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

What Was This? What appeared to be a portion of a partially submerged church was certainly an attention grabber! It was the first sculpture seen as one headed north on the esplanade of Heights Boulevard off of Interstate 10.  It was viewed by many people during the temporary “True North” public art installation in Houston, […]

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Artist Paul Kittelson Supersizes Aluminum Lawn Chairs

Posted: September 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

True North Sculpture Exhibit Paul Kittelson installed a couple of whimsical super sized webbed aluminum lawn chairs in the True North sculpture exhibit.  This display on Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas is now a part of history.  It was fun strolling along the paths admiring the different sculptures.  Eight local Houston artists had their works […]

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Paper Airplanes Inspired Metal Sculpture by Ed Wilson

Posted: August 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Playing with Paper Airplanes Viewing this stainless steel sculpture created by artist Ed Wilson instantly took me back to my childhood when my parents and grandparents first taught my brothers and me how to crimp paper and make them into flying machines. What Ed Wilson calls “Folded Plane” looks like a giant sized paper airplane […]

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Cypress Flower by Lee Littlefield in “True North” Exhibit

Posted: August 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Lee Littlefield Many people remember Lee Littlefield fondly. Wonderful messages were left online when this talented artist died in the year 2013. His last number of years were spent in Houston, Texas.  For a while he was thought of as a “guerrilla sculptor”.  He literally sneaked his so called “pop up” sculptures into places along […]

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Whimsical Dillidiidae Spotted in Hermann Park!

Posted: July 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Have you spotted these Dillidiidae in Hermann Park?  There is also a Mamadillidiidae.  There is undoubtedly a Papadillidiidae out there somewhere as well.  Only the Mama and her four cute quadruplets can be seen right now in Hermann Park. It is easy to identify the Mamadillidiidae.  She is much taller and bigger than her children. […]

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Beautiful Lombard Lamp Gift to City of Houston

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 10:54 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Lombard Lamp gracing Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas is a beauty!  We have passed it while in our car many times.  One day we decided to take a closer look.  We learned much by doing so! There is a Lombard Bridge in the City of Hamburg, Germany.  Many such lamps as this one in […]

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Louise Nevelson Frozen Laces – One Sculpture

Posted: June 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Abstract Sculpture This abstract black painted Cor-ten steel sculpture by Louise Nevelson is a standout! It provides quite an artistic statement situated among the sleek modern buildings surrounding this public art installation in downtown Houston, Texas. The sculpture is titled FROZEN LACES – ONE and was created between the years 1979 to 1980. Louise Nevelson […]

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The House (Heart) Sculpture by Jim Dine

Posted: June 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Tribute to Houston Philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Conner This is one of 3 bronze relief sculptures created by American pop artist Jim Dine in 1983. It was dedicated in the memory of well known Houston philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Connor who was the daughter of George R. Brown of Construction Company Brown & Root fame. Although her […]

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Rothko Chapel on Menil Campus in Houston, Texas

Posted: June 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm   /   Art & Culture, Chapels and Churches, Fine Art, Sculptures

Sacred Places There are two chapels on the campus of The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas.  They are worlds apart in most respects and yet one might also see some similarities. The similarities start from the fact that both are chapels dedicated to quiet reflection. No interior photographs are allowed to be taken. They are […]

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Trail of Art Houston, Texas on Heights Boulevard

Posted: May 25, 2016 at 11:47 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Trail of Art Houston People in Houston, Texas get to see many spectacular sculptures installed as public art in numerous locations. From downtown to outlying areas residents as well as visitors are exposed to realistic as well as abstract forms of art. The sculptures come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Even people who never […]

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Spectacular Henry Moore Sculpture in Houston Park

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Houston, Texas Showstopper! This voluptuous bronze sculpture by Henry Moore has quite an impressive setting! Originally installed in Hyde Park of London, it was moved to Eleanor Tinsley Park in 1979. On a great expanse of open lawn space within Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, Texas, this showstopper piece of public art can be viewed […]

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Funnel Tunnel Art Sculpture by Patrick Renner

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Amazing Public Art Sculpture! Thirty one year old native Houston artist and educator Patrick Renner created an amazing public art sculpture. It was made primarily from recycled and reclaimed wood plus steel.  Named the Funnel Tunnel it was a fun sculpture to see and admire for the time it was on display. You can see […]

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Tolerance Sculptures in Houston by Jaume Plensa

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 11:10 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Houston, Texas Sculptures Several years ago in Houston, Texas we started noticing some interesting looking sculptures located along Buffalo Bayou. They were adding to the public art displays in Houston and as we were driving by I wanted to be able to photograph them and get a better look at them. These metal sculptures made […]

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George H.W. Bush Monument in Sesquicentennial Park

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Downtown Houston It was bright and sunny with endless blue skies overhead and the weather in Houston, Texas was one of those days in which it just had to be savored and enjoyed. It was only to reach a high in the lower 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity was low which is a rarity […]

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American Statesmanship Park by Sculptor David Adickes

Posted: March 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

American Statesmanship Park is a Nod to Notables Why do I call these sculptures in the American Statesmanship Park created by David Adickes nods to notables? Stay tuned to read more! David Adickes is a well known sculptor known for creating giant sized figures. These notable figures include the following: Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, […]

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Phenomenal Cullen Sculpture Garden in Houston, Texas

Posted: March 16, 2016 at 12:47 am   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden There is a phenomenal sculpture garden in Houston. It is located on an acre of land between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Glassell School of Art at Bissonnet Street and Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005.  The school of art right now has been razed to […]

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