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Public Art at Sugar Land

The University of Houston at Sugar Land is home to several pieces of the University’s Public Art Collection.

Brazos Trace (2006)

By Liz Ward, Rob Ziebel and Anthony Thompson Shumate

The inspiration for Brazos Trace is the Brazos River, a major geographical feature adjacent to the campus. The curving panels of the piece create the visual effect of a river descending through the atrium space. The river-like panels are patterned with images relating to the cultural and natural history of the Brazos.

This piece is located in the atrium of the Albert & Mamie George Building.

Pastoral (2011)

By Lin Emery

This 15-foot-tall kinetic sculpture is made out of polished aluminum and stainless steel and moves in the wind. It utilizes a sophisticated system of bearings to ensure smooth and random movement within the individual parts. The leaf-like forms seem to disappear in the sky and will reflect the surrounding brick, concrete and trees, while at the same time reflecting the sun’s light against the ground and building.

The sculpture stands outside of Brazos Hall.

Group of 14 Torch Drawings (2001-2012)

By Helen Altman

This collection of drawings were made by using a blow torch as a drawing tool, scorching lines into paper, creating soft and remarkably detailed images of Texas animals.

These pieces are located on the first floor of Brazos Hall.

Too Much To Say (2014)

By Lance Letscher

Texas artist Lance Letscher searches thrift stores, junk shops, and used bookstores for old ledgers, notebooks, diaries, handwritten lists, letters, and recipe cards as material for his meticulous collages. His collages reference memory, personal histories and ultimately create disjointed narratives in the process.

This collage on masonite is located in the Multipurpose Room of Brazos Hall.

Student Artwork

Digital media students submit their semester’s work to the program’s Student Showcase. Visit the site to see examples of student print, web design, photography, audio, video, animation, ePublishing and packaging projects.