The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Pablo Gimenez Zapiola via Art League Houston

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Pablo Gimenez Zapiola via Art League Houston

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Pablo Gimenez Zapiola via Art League Houston

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Barry Tse

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Barry Tse

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Barry Tse

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Barry Tse

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Barry Tse

The Funnel Tunnel Snakes its Way Through the Streets of Houston wood installation
Pablo Gimenez Zapiola via Art League Houston

If you happen to drive down Montrose Blvd. in Houston this week you’ll most likely encounter this massive wooden sculpture winding its way along the esplanade, and you would be right to ask yourself, is that a tunnel? A funnel? Well, it’s both! It’s the Funnel Tunnel, a recent public art installation by artist Patrick Renner, commissioned by Art League Houston. The snaking 180 foot sculpture was built from steel and reclaimed wood and snakes its way just outside the ALH building in Houston. You might remember a somewhat similar structure built in 2005 (also commissioned by ALH) called the Inversion House by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. See many more photos here. (thnx, justin!)

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