Coo Lot with Plum Pipes

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Client: LAND Studio and the Cleveland Water Department

Location: Cleveland, OH, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $165,000

Project Team

Artist

Matthew Geller

Matthew Geller

Project Manager

John Grant

Public Art Services

Overview

Coo Lot with Plum Pipes transforms two empty residential lots by creating a new jaunty entrance to R.J. Taylor Park in Cleveland, OH which includes a spot for neighbors to saunter, meet, and gather. Referencing the nearby Nottingham Water Treatment Plant, the artwork is a 135-foot labyrinthine of water pipes with a swaying bench, horizontal pipes that provide bench-like seating, and light that spills out of the vertical pipes like water to illuminate the path and trees in the evening.

Goals

This goal of this public art project was to transform two empty residential lots in the mixed residential and industrial neighborhood of Nottingham. By referencing the nearby Nottingham Water Treatment Plant in the final design artist Matthew Geller was able to introduce public art while creating a pocket park for the community to enjoy.

Process

Public Art Services was invited by artist Matthew Geller along with other creative professionals to work as a collaborative partner in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation oversight for this project. Collaborative partners include: Elmendorf/Geurts