Just in 1% One percent for fish bellies. One percent for seven-eyed flowers. This is the plan of Texas State University in San Marcos: a plan for bringing more public art to the campus, that is. 12 tAlking stick The department of housing and residential life is at the forefront of a new initiative mandating that 1 percent of the costs of any new construction project be delegated to the creation of public art. The North Campus Housing Complex has two such pieces of public art. One of them is called “Fish Bellies,” which consists of a series of glowing enclosures meant to resemble a school of fish. Students can even sit in the fish and change the color of each one to make a colorful display. Another piece of public art in the complex is called “The River of Leaves,” which complements the vaulted, wood-paneled ceilings and is made of aluminum leaves in blues and greens made to symbolize the nearby Marcos River. The West Campus Housing Complex, scheduled to open in 2014, will have an outdoor piece in a contemplative courtyard called “Seven-Eyed Flowers,” which is anticipated to be a 20-foot tall bronze sculpture of a vase holding seven long-stemmed flowers. The department will continue to look for pieces that reflect local culture and subjects of interest to the residents and visitors. There are also plans for an art-walk map that will guide visitors on a tour of campus to visit all the pieces of art.