Patrick Renner's Funnel Tunnel on the Montrose esplanade in front of the Art League Houston building was a real attention getter. The 7,000 pound wood and steel sculpture introduced the found-object artist to a city-wide audience. Over the last year, he's gained a regional audience. A vibrant mix of engineering, design and visual art, Renner's work since Funnel Tunnel has included Conduit, a site specific installation at Eastwood Park and Sentinel, a work on the plaza of City Hall. He also partnered with an opera singer for an hour-long performance at the Houston Fringe Festival and exhibited some 100 works in the solo-show "Cabinet of Curiosities" at Gallery Jatad. Most recently Renner installed Funnel Tunnel in New Orleans.