Aqueous Humour

Submitted by Ellen Driscoll

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Client: Massport

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2004

Artwork budget: $140,000

Project Team

Landscape Architect

Ellen Driscoll

Client

Massport

Industry Resource

Franz Mayer of Munich

Overview

A kinetic sculpture for the South Boston Maritime Park, South Boston, MA in collaboration with Halvorson Design Partnership(landscape architects) and Machado and Silvetti (architects). Three hand-turned mosaic and stainless steel wheels—14’ diam, 10’ diam, and 6’diam. When visitors to the park turn the wheels, the mosaic pictures align themselves in different ways to make playful combinations of the life of the waterfront past and present. The third smallest wheel has images of the aquatic life in the harbor waters.