BOUMA, THE DRIVING OWL
School: Arabic Immersion Magnet School
Teacher: Alicia Kahn
Category: Art Car, Performance, School or Youth Group
Base Vehicle: 1989 Honda Accord
Year Created: 2005
Featured in Houston Art Car Parade: For the past 10 years
From the Artist: This car represents the owl mascot of the Arabic Immersion Magnet School. The idea was to use recycled objects to create the car, so that the school could contribute and create the car all together. It is comprised of cut and folded aluminum can "feathers", and tin cans painted into owls by the students. Normally we have our students in an owl-covered trailer playing drums and dancing to debka music.
This car honors multiculturalism and conservation of resources and celebrates the difference in music, culture, art, and language of Houston as encompassed in this public school.