Too hot for the squirrels, apparently.
This latest edition of Seen on the Street sticks close to the pavement. First up: Artist David Cook snaps this hot photo of . . . no, that’s not an egg frying on Kirby. Just a street button with . . . culinary aspirations?
What’s more to see around town when you keep your head down?
A foundation connected with Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez designed markings for 5 crosswalks on Main St. at Binz, across from the Museum of Fine Arts — in advance of Sunday’s opening of a new exhibition featuring the museum’s permanent collection of Latin American art.
And . . . they’re street legal! The actual painters are from street-painting company Striping Unlimited, supervised by W.S. Bellows Construction:
All of the crosswalks will have 12-inch-wide white, reflective stripes incorporated into the design, as required by transportation laws.
And last, from the Heights Blog: How to save the squirrels. A sad photo from yet another squirrel crime scene in the Heights, this one near the 800 block of Harvard:
- Public Art in Progress [MFAH]
- MFAH scores first U.S. Carlos Cruz-Diez street installation [Arts in Houston]
- Museum District To Be Transformed This Week [HAIF, via Swamplot inbox]
- Squirrel Street Art [Heights Blog]
Photos: Robert Cook (Kirby street button); Twitpic user erinen31 (crosswalk closeups, via Katharine Shilcutt); Matthew Lawson/Museum of Fine Arts Houston (crosswalk aerial views); Heights Blog (squirrel outlines)