The Amazing Public Art Deep in the Heart of Texas
Houston has a healthy allowance for beautifying its streets and parks. See how it spends it
- By Marina Koren
- Smithsonian.com, July 03, 2013
(Library of Congress)
“Personage and Birds” offers a splash of color in downtown Houston’s JPMorgan Chase Tower plaza. The steel and bronze-cast sculpture is an abstract representation of a woman with birds circling her head. The triangle, made up of thick metal bands painted green, red, blue, yellow and black, is the figure’s body. Joan Miró, a Spanish Surrealist sculptor, designed the 35-foot-wide, 55-foot-tall sculpture, and it was installed in April 1982 to commemorate his 89th birthday.