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Threading a Garden Hose

Texas Architect contributor Rachel Adams’ recent collaboration with artist Justin Cooper redefines a simple green garden hose as a sculpted object woven through a home and yard. The installation at Austin’s testsite gallery is on view through March 30. Cooper is known for transforming mundane, everyday objects into art installations, utilizing PVC piping, wheelbarrows, plastic hula leis, and the ever-present, green garden hose in his artistic practice. At testsite, Cooper’s immersive sculpture snakes through the domestic setting of the ground floor. Cooper explains, “There is a wobbling between the objects being what they are — hoses, in this case —…