Kendall Buster “Flow”

Submitted by Michael Guidry

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Client: Public Art of the University of Houston System

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $375,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Michael Guidry

Client

University of Houston

Artist

Kendall Buster

Overview

Kendall Buster, a Virginia based artist, created this suspended sculpture for Public Art of the University of Houston System at the Student Entrance of the College of Optometry. Titled “Flow,” it's comprised of PVC mesh and powder coated steel elements hanging from aircraft cable. The piece is 18 x 240 x 180 in. Multiple organic forms are stacked to create this larger form.

Goals

The goal was to respond to the users of this site and create an artwork that references, but not literally, the college and the research at this site and to create an artwork that the stakeholders, students and visitors would appreciate.

Process

The artist along with the Curator, University Project Manager, architect Bailey Architects and Mark G. Anderson Consultants worked closely together to identify the location, design the hanging system and prepare the site for installation.

Additional Information

The piece references the lenses and fluidity of the eye. The artist employed a technique to drive the original form and based the sculpture on this "fluid" form.