On Friday the volunteer-painted strips of donated scrap wood were weaved through the previously installed steel frame, completing Patrick Renner’s “Funnel Tunnel.” Funded in part by $10,000 from the Houston Arts Alliance, the 6,700-pound, 180-ft. long — umm, thing, wriggles through the live oaks on the Montrose Blvd. median between Bomar and Willard, right in front of Inversion and Art League Houston. The Houston Chronicle’s Molly Glentzer reports: “The wood came from a turn-of-the-century cotton gin that was being dismantled near Interstate 10 East just inside the 610 Loop.”
A few more pics of the thing:
A plaque in front of Inversion says that the sculpture is dedicated to the late Lee Littlefield.
- Colorful ‘Funnel Tunnel’ turning heads on Montrose [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Patrick Renner’s “Funnel Tunnel” Installation Celebrates Montrose [Art Attack]
- Previously on Swamplot: Artist’s “Funnel Tunnel” Frame Placed in Montrose Median, Montrose: Where the Weird Things Are
Photos: Allyn West