Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on October 7, 2007
Imagine how many people would have been drawn into art classes if the outside of Art League Houston had looked like this in the first place
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck called this tunnel “Inversion” and saw it as a celebration of the old space that had once housed art classes. Just before these houses were demolished to clear the site for a coffee house, they peeled off the exterior wood and recycled it into this awesome art installation. Locals knew the buildings and the classes they’d housed, but suddenly the sight drew in more attention. Kids and adults climbed in from off the streets to get lost in the stunning vortex of wood scraps.
Unfortunately, when the houses were finally demolished, so too was the tunnel.
It’s too bad that there isn’t any information as to where the wood scraps went from there. Seems like the piece could have been broken down and recycled once more for the new Art League Houston location. Or how about using pieces on the new building now in its place? After all, they recycled the name. They called it the Inversion Coffee Shop.
Let’s hope they’re at least recycling the to-go cups.