|Martin Luther King|
It was a project that we had discussed doing back in the eighties and never got around to doing. Like all of my continuing projects this one had several goals. Houston is fortunate to have a large selection of outdoor art from figure studies to very abstract, from sculpture to murals. It is in a constant state of flux, new pieces are added, old pieces are relocated, temporary pieces are constantly coming and going so one of the goals, though not necessarily the primary goal was simply to document the pieces.
There were two goals that were more important. One, it tied in to Janet’s photography career of photographing works of art which she could not continue after the stroke in 1986. Janet enjoyed the art and at first was very interested in the photographs that were taken. Second, I needed motivation to get out of the house. At the time we started the project I was working and five days out of every week Janet was confined to being home alone. When the weekends came I wanted to stay home, sleep in, play on the computer. It was my home time.
|Dr. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal|
National Hero of the Philippines
|Doorway, 2850 Travis|