Stepped Slope
Location & Year: Houston, TX - 1992 Sponsored by the Houston Alliance for Arts, this temporary installation
celebrates the slopes of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou, which is the natural
east-west link through the city. The piece emphasized the connection
across this axis from one bank to the other, and provided a constant point
of reference as the bayou moves through more and less developed areas. The piece acknowledged the slope of the land and made its terrain even
more apparent, as the wooden troughs stepped through the landscape.
The troughs were planted with perennials that go to seed and return annually,
as a reminder of the temporary art piece that had come before.

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