Rain Flower

Submitted by Noah Ives

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Client: City of Bellingham

Location: Bellingham, WA, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $115,000

Project Team

Artist

Noah Ives

Building Wellness Lab

City Representative

Shannon Taysi

Bellingham, WA

Overview

The Rain Flower is a sculpture in service of Bellingham’s natural environment. Its unfolding petals amplify the patterns and textures of the site, inviting visitors to engage more closely with the landscape. Vertical layers mark changing water levels in the basin, embedding the project in seasonal cycles. It is a study of form at the intersection of engineering and biological structure, a bridge between the natural and the manmade.

Goals

The Rain Flower is a sculpture in service of Bellingham’s natural environment. Its unfolding petals amplify the patterns and textures of the site, inviting visitors to engage more closely with the landscape. Vertical layers mark changing water levels in the basin, embedding the project in seasonal cycles. It is a study of form at the intersection of engineering and biological structure, a bridge between the natural and the manmade.