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About that New Sculpture on the Katy Trail

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Runners, bikers and walkers may have been surprised recently to see a new piece of art on the Katy Trail. Gallerygoers will easily recognize the work of Houston artist Michelle O’Michael at marker 107 near Routh Street.
Inspired by nature, the poly-coated steel sculpture swirls high above the heads of runners and bikers. The piece, not yet formally dedicated, is permanent. It has been privately donated to memorialize Lauren Huddleston, the 28-year-old jogger who died after colliding with a bicyclist on the trail in 2010. The Friends of the Katy Trail office says the official dedication will probably be later this summer. No other sculptural works for the trail are planned.