On June 5, Tim Glover’s “Light Garden”, two 25-foot tall sculptures with multi-colored lighting displays, were “planted” in the Washington On Westcott Roudabout to form a landmark gateway to the Washington Avenue corridor leading into downtown Houston. An inaugural lighting ceremony is set for June 19 at 8 p.m.
Located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Westcott Street, near Memorial Park, the piece, commissioned by the Washington On Westcott Roundabout Initiative, Inc. (WOW) has been in the works since 1998. A third sculpture by Glover will be installed on the Northwest side of the Roundabout at the Camp Logan Garden and Arnot Street, leading to Memorial Park Elementary School and Memorial Park.
The Light Garden is the latest addition to the Roundabout’s park space designed in 2003 by Keiji Asakura. Glover’s sculpture complements Asakura’s “Texas native garden on a traffic island” theme, where native Texas trees and shrubs, park benches and retaining walls tempt passers-by to brave circling freeway-bound traffic for a slice of paradise.