002. Tolerance

"Tolerance“ (2011) Jaume Plensa, Buffalo Bayou, Allen Parkway @ Montrose Blvd., Montrose This civic art installation was commissioned and funded by Houston philanthropist Mica Mosbacher and a group of private donors to depict "tolerance, harmony and diversity" in Houston.  Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, whose outdoor sculptures have been installed all over the world, designed a series of seven kneeling figures and placed them under the majestic oak trees along the Buffalo Bayou jogging path. According to the artist, the ten-foot tall figures represent the seven continents of the world. The figures are fabricated out of jumbled stainless steel lettering derived from alphabets across the globe.

also by Kelly Klaasmeyer

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