About The Art

Patrick Renner, produced by Flying Carpet, 2016
The key intent of Trumpet Flower art is to deliver a unique visual experience with a functional purpose—a shade structure— that draws the attention of viewers and users alike. The shape is inspired by a trumpet flower, but inverted so that it opens down into the open area created by the surrounding buildings. The resulting form will move from the tall parking garage wall out into a canopy, resolving into a structural column. Slats of brightly colored recycled wood woven together will form the skin of the art sculpture, to be painted by members of the Houston community in a “painting party.”

“I like this idea of something cyclical, a reincarnation of either being or some kind of energy.”

Patrick Renner is a sculpture artist based in Houston. Utilizing color fields and the aesthetic of architectural materials, his art works have successfully captured the imagination of the communities that are given the opportunity to interact with his work.

Flying Carpet consists of Patrick, Nick Moser and Kelly O’Brien. Nick Moser works on creative projects for festivals, events, and corporate and private clients. He facilitates the design, fabrication and installation of small and large-cale creations and energetic activations of space; he specializes in identifying logistic needs of creative teams. O’Brien is a mechanical engineer focused on oilfield applications of heat transfer, fluid dynamics and structural analysis principles in the development of downhole heater systems and downhole tools. Trumpet Flower is installed and will be complete by April 7, 2016 and open through the end of February, 2017.

Weather permitting tables and chairs are placed underneath the installation for your leisure enjoyment, lunch or one of many events by Pinot’s Pallet. Directly in front of the installation is a wonderful marble installation along with water installation.