Running Tap

Submitted by Alchemy Arts Collective

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Client

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Project Team

Artist

Chad Gaetz

Alchemy Arts Collective

Artist

Andrew Garrard

Overview

“Running Tap” speaks to our methods of global expansion through oil extraction by turning retired oil transfer pipes into an iceberg sculpture. 13't, 24'l, 8'w. Recycled steel pipe 4″-18″ diameter.

Goals

Our aim was to draw attention to climate change through impactful art by using materials from the local Santa Barbara oil industry and creating sculptural form mimicking an iceberg. This is the beginning of a series of works that are now being launched, around the first documented sighting of Antarctica in 1820.