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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

“Points of View”

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Located in Market Square Park, “Points of View” is a nearly 30-foot-tall abstract sculpture, made of pine and painted steel and mounted to a concrete base. A pinecone shape with 25 protruding wooden planks sits atop five metal legs. Modernist sculptor James Surls, a former professor at the University of Houston’s School of Art, created the sculpture in 1991 for the center of the park, but today it stands above a small water installation along the periphery near Travis Street.

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