The key intent of Trumpet Flower is to deliver a unique visual experience with a functional purpose—a shade structure— that draws the attention of viewers and users alike. The shape is inspired by a trumpet flower, but inverted so that it opens down into the open space created by the surrounding buildings. The resulting form moves from the tall parking garage wall out into a canopy, resolving into a structural column. Slats of brightly colored recycled wood were painted by members of the Houston community and woven together form the sculpture.
Trumpet Flower is a creation by artist collective, Flying Carpet, which consists of local artists Patrick Renner, Nick Moser and Kelly O’Brien.