DILLIDIIDAE BY SHARON ENGELSTEIN

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    Sharon Engelstein (Canadian, born 1965), Artist Rendering of Dillidiidae, 2014, foam, polymer concrete shell, Dimensions variable. 

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    Photo of Dillidiidae by Weingarten Art Group during installation

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    Photo by Megan Badger Photography/Weingarten Art Group

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    Photo by Megan Badger Photography/Weingarten Art Group

A former Core Fellow and a resident of Houston for many years, Sharon Engelstein is known for her organic, bubbly sculptural forms. For Hermann Park, Engelstein designed one taller element, Mamadillidiidae, poised on the site surrounded by several smaller pieces called Dillidiidae. These “wandering” forms are not immediately recognizable as identical quintuplets but will appear to be quite different in their various positions on the knoll. The tumbling forms invite interactivity and draw visitors due to their vibrant hues.

Dillidiidae will be on view through April 2017.