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Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park Houston

Posted: April 13, 2017 at 11:46 pm   /   Art & Culture, Recent Posts, Sculptures

The Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park was dedicated to the City of Houston by this generous sculptor in the year 2002. The marker pictured above gives the dimensions of this sculpture created in 1987 as being 10 by 20 by 20 feet. This Cor-Ten steel sculpture is titled “Shady Grove” and it is […]

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Oyster Creek Park | Combining Spectacular Beauty & Art

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, Sculptures, Sugar Land

Sugar Land, Texas is the location where people can find the beautiful Oyster Creek Park.  My husband and I recently visited this wonderful urban park and loved every minute we spent there. From the Highway 6 parking lot there is a nice restroom facility with water fountain. Entering the main part of the park one […]

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Link Lee Mansion | Historic Houston Landmark

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Sculptures

The impressive Link Lee Mansion now serves as the executive offices of the University of St. Thomas campus.  It started out as a private home and construction was finished in 1912. Back in those early days of Houston history Montrose Boulevard where this home is situated was considered the outskirts of Houston.  John Wiley Link […]

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Listening Vessels | Houston Discovery Green Park

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 12:07 am   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Listening Vessels found in downtown Houston’s Discovery Green Park are amazing!  The two concave interiors of these stone sculptures are situated 70 feet apart and face one another.  A person can sit in each one of these sculptures and whisper to one another and be clearly heard. The concave interiors concentrate sound waves which […]

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Spectacular Monument au Fantôme by Jean Dubuffet

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 10:58 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Monument au Fantôme is the name given to this spectacular eye catching sculpture created by the artist Jean Dubuffet.  In 1983 it was installed at 1100 Louisiana in downtown Houston.  Since 2008 this arresting monumental sculpture has been relocated across from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Discovery Green Park. Countless numbers of people […]

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Carter Ernst Dog Sculpture in “True North” Exhibit

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Who is Carter Ernst? This University of Houston graduate with a BFA in painting and her Master of Fine Arts in sculpture has created a supersized fiberglass dog sculpture covered in all sorts of various fabrics and mediums much like a patchwork quilt. Carter Ernst loves to use faux fabrics in her creations which include […]

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Patrick Medrano Sculpture in “True North” Exhibit

Posted: December 5, 2016 at 3:50 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

“True North” Sculpture Exhibit in Houston This unique ark like sculpture, created in 2014, was called “From the Hood to the Heights” by Houston artist Patrick Medrano.  It was a part of the temporary “True North” sculpture exhibit found on the Heights Boulevard esplanade along with the seven other sculptures by other well known Houston […]

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“True South” Sculpture Exhibition on Heights Boulevard

Posted: November 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

“True South” was the name of the second annual sculpture exhibition in the Houston Heights.  It followed the first exhibit called “True North” which was a monumental success.  “Houston Chronicle named it one of Houston’s most popular public art exhibits.” Heights Boulevard which is a wide esplanade running north to south in the Heights for […]

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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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Frozen Laces – One Sculpture by Louise Nevelson

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 amongst 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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Geometric Mouse X Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg

Posted: June 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Geometric Mouse X Sculpture Geometric Mouse X by artist Claes Oldenburg sits in front of one side of the Houston Public Library in downtown Houston This modern sculpture is in front of the more modern part of the building. It is a full city block campus at the downtown Houston Public Library. It can be […]

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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 on Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX

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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