Art > Outdoor Sculptures

These three sculptures were commissioned by Agensys, Inc. and are on view now at their location in Santa Monica, CA, until the fall of 2019. Direct any inquiries to DENK gallery, Los Angeles.

Vinyl rain downspouts, elbows, glass mosaic tiles, cement board.
102 x 45 x 45 inches
Arid Aqueous
Galvanized steel rain downspouts, elbows, exterior enamel.
94 x 18 x 18 inches
Streams in the Desert
Galvanized steel rain downspouts, elbows, exterior enamel.
53 x 86 x 56 inches
Water Feature
Galvanized steel downspouts, exterior enamel.
51 x 84 x 57 inches

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 manufactured rain downspout components screwed together into forms that retain the essence of their original function. With slight artistic intervention (primarily color decisions) I am asking 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.