Bill Davenport to Recreate Giant Mushroom Forest

by Paula Newton June 9, 2016

savethegiantmushroomforestSince Glasstire contributor Bill Davenport stepped down as Editor-in-Chief last year to focus on his art, he has been busy over at Bill’s Junk. And folks who attended last year’s Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade were lucky enough to see his 12-foot tall ball of yarn being pushed down the street by helpful cat people. Now, Davenport is looking to create a new, more permanent version his famous Giant Mushroom Forest located in the Houston Heights.

Davenport created the Giant Mushroom Forest in 2009 as a temporary installation by Ladybird Lake in Austin and, in 2010, they migrated to their current home. On his fundraising page, he writes, “[W]ind and weather have taken their toll, and the sculpture, meant to last a single year, now needs serious work. You can help keep the Heights weird and re-grow the Giant Mushroom Forest today!”

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