The Developers wanted a water feature in this space. My solution dealt with water, glass, light (ambient and articial), green Urazuba verde jade granite, movement and especially sound. The project is 7'ht x 45'w. x8'd. , with a 2'ht. x 12' x 12' reflecting pool in front. The materials were Glass, Granite, Water, Light, Sound, Movement
I wanted the visual activity of the water, the linear patterns on the slumped and etched 1” glass, the soft arched detail of the weir, the white noise sound created by the water overlapping on the irregular cut Urazuba granite panels all to set the stage.
I was contacted by the Art Consultant (Judy Kay & Associates) to do a proposal for this roof top /plaza/park area. The plaza design was suggestively pre-determined. The need was for me to create a visually passive, restful space, with the soft wavy, undulating, linear movement of the Glass in harmony with the water’s motion, sound, direction and flow. This fountain is situated at the end of a park-like setting on the roof of a 3-story, 24 hour access, parking complex which is connected to the building.
Movement and motion of the viewer and the water are an integral part of the concept. For water, its visual and emotional quality yielding sound, motion and movement ; for viewer participation, their movement affects their visual interpretation of the overlapping parallel lines which create continuous undulating moire' patterns of change .The linear action constantly changes as the viewers position changes.
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