WATCH: Hurricane Harvey Fuels This Artist’s Imaginative Sculptures

Houston Public MediaPosted December 6, 2019 in In The News

“The Water Line” takes its inspiration from Harvey and other extreme weather events.

By Matthew Brawley

he Houston Center For Contemporary Craft is currently featuring a series of intricate sculptures inspired by the data gathered from extreme weather events, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The installations are rich with colorful textures and were created using a variety of materials by Boston-based artist Nathalie Miebach.

The pieces incorporate everything from barometric pressure readings to actual tweets by Houstonians who were experiencing Harvey in real-time. Curator Kathryn Hall believes “The Water Line” is an exhibition that all Gulf Coast residents can relate to. “I think this exhibition is very personal for our city,” Hall said. “[Harvey] is something that many of us experienced in a multitude of ways. Within the different sculptures, you’re really able to explore how the storm affected different areas and how different people responded to it.”

“Nathalie Miebach: The Water Line” will remain on view through January 5.