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Freakonomics Interview

I’ve always wanted to be one of those people confident enough to share their failures publicly. I finally got the chance when Freakonomics invited me to be part of their series on failure. My episode aired today and you can listen and find the transcript on the Freakonomics website here, or download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. My portion starts at 52:15, sandwiched between failure in academia and failure in love.

In this episode I speak about Wings Over Water - the sculpture I installed in downtown Houston in 2017. The sculpture is one of the world’s largest free-standing kinetic sculptures….only it isn’t kinetic any more. It has been through Hurricane Harvey, The Big Freeze, and some unsupervised interaction during Covid - and for a number of reasons requires repairs for which there is no budget. The sculpture still looks great as a static sculpture and myself and others hope that at some point funds will be found to restore it to its status as one of the world’s largest kinetic sculptures.


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