The Strange Vortex House
In 2005, the Art League Houston was going to demolish two old houses, and before they did, artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck created a vortex sculpture on location.
Notes about the project (from the press release by Art League Houston):
Houston, TX - April 26, 2005 During the next couple of months, Houston sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck will sculpturally alter two buildings in a Montrose neighborhood.
The project Inversion will transform two Art League houses on the corner of Montrose Boulevard and Willard Street. The Art League offered Havel and Ruck the old studio buildings before they are demolished this spring making way for a new Art League building.
The adjacent houses have been used for exhibition space and art classes for over thirty years. Havel and Ruck will create a large funnel-like vortex beginning from the west wall adjacent to Montrose Blvd. The exterior skin of the houses will be peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progresses eastward through the small central hallway connecting the two buildings and exiting through a small hole into an adjacent courtyard.
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