Buffalo Bayou Lighting and Public
Art Master Plan
As part of Buffalo Bayou Partnership's public art program, Confluence: Points of View on Buffalo Bayou, internationally recognized artist Mark Dion has created a mobile unit that will serve as a workstation, laboratory, and library in the battle being waged against invasive species along Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries. The “rugged emergency response vehicle” has been designed to serve as an outreach and environmental education tool in Buffalo Bayou Partnership's efforts to restore our city's historic waterway.
Dion created the Invasive Plant Eradication Unit using a modified panel truck designed and adapted to house tools, illustrations, and contemporary and historic books related to invasive plant species. Reinforcing BBP's mission to transform and revitalize Buffalo Bayou, the unit will serve as a functional work truck, a mobile herbarium, and a site for workshops, outreach demonstrations, and volunteer training.
Artist (and explorer) Mark Dion produces artwork that consistently blurs the boundaries between natural history, art and science. His works both critique and celebrate the cataloging and presentation of art, historical and natural materials, exploring themes as diverse as ecology, archeology, and political activism. Click here for more information about the artist.
Buffalo Bayou Partnership is a co-sponsor of this public art project with Houston Arts Alliance.
Public Art Program Donors*
*Includes funding raised in collaboration by Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Houston Arts Alliance.
For questions or to have the Invasive Plant Eradication Unit come to an event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.752.0314.