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Boogie Woogie
Patrick Dougherty and a cadre of volunteers spent three weeks this past January creating this site-specific twig installation at the entrance to Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden. The sculpture, specially commissioned to mark the park’s 100th anniversary, is intended to disintegrate naturally over the next two to five years.
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Wind Waves
Despite weighing six tons, this Ferrari-red sculpture in steel by Yvonne Domenge somehow seems to undulate anyway. The work, by a Mexican sculptor known for drawing inspiration from math, physics, the natural world, and traditional Mexican art, can be found on the triangular grassy median east of the Sam Houston Monument near the entrance to Hermann Park and is on view through next January.
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Boys Cry Too
New York artist Orly Genger paints nautical rope, and knits and knots it into enormous, colorful installations. Popping with springtime hues, this 225-foot-long work showcases the park’s new landscaping alongside Brays Bayou near the Bill Coats Bridge, and is on view through next March.
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Spider
This 1996 work by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) is both an exploration of her fears and a maternal symbol. Through July, it will float over the waters of the Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflection Pool, alternately delighting and freaking out visitors.
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Dillidiidae
Canadian-born Houstonian Sharon Engelstein showcases her quirky sculptural forms in this work, which features what she calls “a Mamadillidiida shepherding identical quadruplets,” or Dillidiidae. The work, located on the grassy berm near the Buddy Carruth Playground for All Children and the intersection of Fannin and Cambridge Streets, will be on view through April 2017.
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