More Nature in the City? Maybe, Via Public Art

San Francisco, Houston, and Indianapolis are featuring public art installations that mimic and highlight nature in urban areas.
May 16, 2009, 1pm PDT | franny.ritchie
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"Ongoing in San Francisco is artist Patrick Dougherty's The Upper Crust, a series of conical forms for which the artist collected 18,000 pounds of freshly cut willow saplings, which he then wove into the branches of a bunch of sycamore trees on a plaza across from San Francisco's City Hall"

In Houston at the end of this month, locals and visitors can brave the sure-to-be sweltering heat and head to Discovery Green, a new-ish public park smack in the middle of downtown, to see Light As Air, a collection of inflatable art from artists around the country."

"Finally, Indianapolis is currently hosting a bunch of works by a South Bend-born artist, George Rickey, who spent his entire career constructing massive, stainless-steel sculptures carefully designed to move in the wind."

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Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in Next American City
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