About the Exhibition
In Symbiosis, local artist Cindee Travis Klement creates a work of living land art in Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden that introduces local color, texture, and variation through a variety of native plants. This ongoing project reimagines the urban landscape and answer the question: how do we holistically restore an ecological balance that can coexist in Houston with nature in an art venue? Symbiosis is a catalyst for change. For ongoing updates visit the artist’s website here.
Symbiosis is made possible in part through the City’s Initiative Grant and the Garden Club of Houston.
About the Artists
Cindee Travis Klement (B.1957 Dell City/El Paso, Texas) is a Houston-based visual artist who works in sculpture, mixed media, and printmaking. Her recent work addresses conservation issues, looking specifically at wind erosion, native bees, and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. She is currently working on Endangered Knowledge: The Soul of Humus, for Sculpture Month Houston 2020/2021 that researches and represents the deep environmental interrelationships between bison and grass, Symbiosis, a living piece of site-specific art activism that reimagines the Lawndale Art Center Sculpture garden’s traditional urban landscape and answers the question: How do we holistically restore an ecological balance in Houston? Gust addresses wind erosion and Rumblings a work in progress, a monumental collection of fifty 30″ X 44″ watercolor monotypes that draw attention to the endangered knowledge of the 20,000 species of wild bees. Klement completed the BLOCK Program at The Glassell School of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, in 2018. In 2020, Klement was named a finalist for the Artadia Award.