Central Permitting and Green Resource Center
Photo: Sontera Dresch
Mary Margaret Hansen, lead artist, Artful Interventions, 2011. Central Permitting and Green Resource Center, 1002 Washington Avenue.
Team of Artists: Dick Wray, Dean Ruck, Dan Havel, Serena Lin Bush, Joe Meppelink, Andrew Vrana, Kaneem Smith, Jesse Sifuentes, Gonzo247, Agnes Welsh Eyster, and Geoff Winningham.
Funding Source: Percent for Art – City of Houston General Services Department and the Department of Public Works and Engineering
Houston artist Mary Margaret Hansen was selected through an invitational, competitive process to serve as the lead artist for the commission at the City of Houston’s Centralized Permitting and Green Resources Center. Hansen organized a team of local artists and designers whose mission was to reveal the purpose and function of the building in a contemporary, urban, and dynamic manner. Each team member created an “artful intervention” in and around the building that engages and invites participation.
The 22 individual works of art created by the team of artists on this project are:
Serena Lin Bush Sky Light
Agnes Welsh Eyster Bayou
GONZO247 Information Highway
Sunset in the City
Mary Margaret Hansen The code is a powerful tool for building a great city.
Code spoken here with skill, nuance and great authority.
Fewer problems down the road if you solve the issues today.
Houston: Recycle, Renew
Sense of Place
Tiny Text: Conversations and Observations
Tiny Text: Recycled Coffee Can Words
Havel Ruck Projects Torrent
Metalab Cloud Code
Jesse Sifuentes Green Port
The View from the East End
Kaneem Smith Remnant Reverie
Geoff Winningham Fishing at Allen's Landing on Buffalo Bayou
Buffalo Bayou Near Sage Road
Buffalo Bayou in Terry Hershey Park
Dick Wray Untitled