Catching the Drift

Submitted by Ellen Driscoll

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Client: Smith College Museum of Art

Location: Northampton, MA, United States

Completion date: 2003

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Artist

Ellen Driscoll

Client

Franz Mayer of Munich

Overview

Sandblasted and hand-painted glass fabricated at Franz Mayer of Munich
Porcelain sinks and toilets hand-painted at Kohler, Sheboygan, WI. Images of women in paintings and sculptures from the museum collection appear to float in a watery landscape that traverses all 4 walls of the restroom, mingling with nets and aquatic flora and fauna. In the toilets and sinks, fauna, flora, and nets appear to be disappearing down the drains, conjuring the larger world of water beyond the walls.