Art > Outdoor Sculpture: Water Feature Series

I think of these sculptures as water features, positioned as a relief in dry gardens, yet without the extravagant use of real water. Each is constructed from banal manufactured components that are accumulated in excess, and then screwed into forms that push their limits without losing the essence of their original functions. With slight artistic intervention (primarily color decisions) I’m hoping to redeem them in some manner. I ask myself if a material this marginal can take on significance by hinting at humor, oddness, beauty or mystery. Hopeful, even spiritual, metaphors long associated with water are combined with a longing to conserve what we increasingly recognize as precious but precarious – the world’s fresh water supply and life supporting oceans.

Fountain
Vinyl rain downspouts, elbows, glass mosaic tiles, cement board.
102 x 45 x 45 inches
2017
Streams in the Desert
Galvanized steel rain downspouts, elbows, exterior enamel.
53 x 86 x 56 inches
2017
Arid Aqueous
Galvanized steel rain downspouts, elbows, exterior enamel.
94 x 18 x 18 inches
2017