Friday, December 5, 2008

To Whom It May Concern...

To Whom It May Concern...
Started in the fall of 2008 and on view in a vacant (privately owned) lot at the 4900 block of Main St. between Texas State Optical and Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. This is a part of my Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Studio Residency here in Houston, Texas.

This piece is composed of mulch (and debris in some areas) and is intended to blow away/disperse/broadcast out over time as public notices and messages do. I chose the site as at one point I had a studio overlooking the lot, and I would often look out of my windows onto the area. It was also a good view for seeing people stop to examine it.

To my surprise, the letters have remained neatly intact even through some small rain storms. While it may take some time to disperse naturally (or at least next hurricane season), there are other innumerable possibilities that could potentially speed up its broadcasting such as it being used as a parking lot, etc.


New entry: February 7, 2009, I returned to this lot to document the piece, and it is completely gone. I went next door into Lawndale Art Center to ask if they knew what happened to it and was told that they decided to mulch their trees with it...The End.

Images courtesy of Shane M. Maberry and Emily Sloan.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Still Life" from Global House Warming Series

Some images of the "Still Life" globes--both still and unstill (spinning).

Opening reception: Saturday, November 15, 8-10pm.
Show runs: November 15-December 27, 2008
Address: 1724 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005

Friday, October 3, 2008

Travelling Traffic Cone outside the Cotton Bowl, Dallas Texas

This giant traffic cone is located outside the front entrance to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. The traffic cone has been seen at a construction site in Houston, at last year's Art Car Parade, and on along Texas interstate 45 (Northbound).

Image courtesy of Shane M. Maberry

Lampshade at State Fair of Texas

This is a giant lampshade I made to be placed on a lamppost at the State Fair of Texas, in Dallas, Texas.

Image courtesy of Shane M. Maberry.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Outside the Box / Bosque Gallery

Lone Star College-CyFair, Bosque Gallery presents:

Outside the Box: University of Houston Graduate Exhibition
Center for the Arts, Bosque Gallery
July 15-July 31
Reception July 17 6:30-9:00pm

An invitational exhibition featuring artwork by graduates and current graduate students of the University of Houston: Woody Golden, Louisa Hernandez, Iskra Ivanova, Robyn Lehmer, and Emily Sloan.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11am-2pm

For information:
call: 832.482.1038
or visit:
9191 Barker Cypress
Cypress, TX 77433

image by Louisa Hernandez

King Cone / Travelling Cone / Art Car Parade

This is my Houston Art Car Parade entry King Cone from last year's parade, a monument to the traffic cone. True to form, it interacted with the geography and flow of the parade. (COH--City of Houston)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Traffic Cone placed at a construction site

by Emily Sloan
Approximately 13 feet tall plastic traffic cone.

Location: construction site in Houston, Texas.
Photo courtesy of Shane M. Maberry.