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Brancouchi (2023)
Discarded furniture, paint, steel
23 feet tall

The sculpture "Brancouchi" was created for the Heights Boulevard esplanade, which is located in a Houston neighborhood that combines both new and historic homes. The piece was designed as part of the True North 10th Anniversary exhibition, drawing inspiration from the concept of systems and the potential value of discarded items. More specifically, it was influenced by the idea of "heavy trash day" and the discarded furnishings that are often found along Houston's roadsides.

"Brancouchi" takes its name from Constantin Brâncuși's Endless Column series and serves as a totem for these discarded furnishings, extending their life and usefulness in a creative and unique way. The sculpture's surfaces are adorned with paint patterns that reference well-known works of art, such as Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock, as well as popular culture. The incorporation of "The Partridge Family" and a playful twist on the sofa and matching artwork further add to the sculpture's whimsical charm.

In essence, "Brancouchi" is an example of repurposing and upcycling in action. By using discarded materials and transforming them into a work of art, the sculpture invites viewers to consider the potential of seemingly useless items and to reflect on the value of sustainability and creative reuse.