Cai Guo-Qiang's Odyssey Installed, Open to the Public at MFAH

Over the weekend, the public got its first glimpse of Cai Guo-Qiang's gunpowder drawing Odyssey as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston officially opened its new Arts of China Gallery. The installed work, commissioned by the museum, is the gallery's permanent wall covering.

Preceded by weeks of preparation and anticipation before ignition took place on October 6, the completed installation does not disappoint. Clear and distinct renderings of mountains, flowers and a waterfall were scorched onto the panels' surfaces in a flash like an image captured on film.

Click ahead for more photos and another look at our video of the ignition.

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