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WATCH: Hurricane Harvey Fuels This Artist’s Imaginative Sculptures

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

The 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.

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Matthew Brawley

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Matthew Brawley is a twenty-one time Emmy winner and three-time Houston Press Club TV Photojournalist of the Year. Among his twenty-one Emmy nods are Craft awards in three different disciplines—editing (4), directing (3), and photography (2). Matthew is currently Senior Production Supervisor for TV 8 at Houston Public Media, where...

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