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Houston Art: Inversion.

Very cool art installation near my house:

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Basically, they took two old, condemned, soon-to-be-demolished houses and turned them into an enormous funnel.

More, from The Houston Chronicle:

The sculpture project on Montrose Boulevard is literally stopping traffic. Every passer-by gawks at the unusual structure on the Art League's lawn, and many snap photos. Pedestrians approach, looking for answers.

"What is it?" is usually their first question, followed by "Did you do this on purpose?"

According to Art Houston's news release, it took 300 man hours to create this project (2 guys over a 4 week period).

The Houston Press:

"Inversion" It looks like someone shot a giant cannon at the old Art League studio building on Montrose -- you can see straight through it. Called Inversion, it's an amazing, traffic-stopping project; the elderly wooden bungalow has been transformed into a piece of art instead of an art studio. The culprits, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, took the siding off the exterior of the building and used it to build a giant funnel-like tunnel that organically curves its way through the building. It looks like a wooden mold for a tornado.

The pictures hardly do it justice. You're driving down the road, and out of the corner of your eye, it looks like a missile has cleanly passed through the houses, leaving a smooth vortex in its wake. It is at once disturbing and comical to look at. And it'll only be up for a few weeks, before they tear it down.

More at Art League Houston.

Posted by Will Franklin · 24 May 2005 10:18 PM

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That is so cool! I just may have to go take a look for myself.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 25, 2005 01:28 PM

YAY!...The ASTROS WON!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 25, 2005 08:36 PM