Dunes - CODAworx

Client: Noble Energy

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

Artist, fabricator

Patrick Renner

Flying Carpet Creative

Project manager

Kelly O'Brien

Flying Carpet Creative


This suite of bladelike sculptures carve space with their varying curved edges, positioned in a sweeping concentric pattern. The aspect ratio of each unit shifts in profile while maintaining approximately the same thickness and surface area across the array; one is tall and narrow, the next is rather square in its length to height relationship, and the third is long and low. Made from woven and sandblasted stainless steel strips over a networked rod infrastructure, their dynamic surface fabric contrasts the three simple, sleek forms.


To redefine spatial dynamics with the intervention of these three sculptural berms, inspired by the interrelationship between motion and stasis embodied in sand dunes.


Woven stainless steel skin over a network of stainless steel rods.

Additional Information

Commissioned by Noble Energy and debuted at Houston's Discovery Green Super Bowl Experience for Super Bowl LI, 2017.