When the city of Houston converted an old rice warehouse on Washington Avenue into its new Permitting Center, and Green Building Resource Center, it also set aside money for new artworks. Mary Margaret Hansen won the commission and recruited nearly a dozen other artists to help her fill the space.
We were selected to create an art piece spelling the word “Green” in barcode format. Using salvaged wood, we created this 6’ X 4’ wall piece, with the darkest wood in the middle, and lighter tones on the outer edges. Included in this piece are reclaimed Mahogany from a River Oaks mansion, Purple Heart that was salvaged from the Historic Warwick Hotel ballroom floor and five other types of wood.
Materials Salvaged Basswood (Old Sixth Ward), Salvaged Swamp Ash (Houston), Reclaimed Oak floor (Houston Heights), Salvaged Pecan (Houston), Salvaged Mesquite (Texas Hill Country), Reclaimed Mahogany (River Oaks), and Reclaimed Purpleheart Dance floor (Warwick Hotel, Houston).
Approximate Size 6′ x 4′
Where Did This End Up City of Houston Permitting Center