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Art League Houston Vortex House

Art League Houston Vortex House, Houston, Texas - The Texas "Hole House" as it became known was in existence for only a few months in the spring of Two houses slated for demolition were turned into a limited time art project.

Artist Giuseppe Penone carefully removes the rings of growth to reveal the "sapling within". By carving out the inside of a tree trunk and leaving the knots in place, they eventually emerge as tiny limbs.  “My artwork shows, with the language of sculpture, the essence of matter and tries to reveal with the work, the hidden life within.” –Giuseppe Penone

Amazing wood sculptures by Italian artist, Giuseppe Penone. In “The Hidden Life Within,” Penone carves a young tree inside an old tree to highlight the passage of time and the importance of living in the present. “Tree of 12 Metres” … Continue reading →