Waterfall

Submitted by Joseph McDonnell

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Client

Location: Venice, Italy

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Salviati SRL

Salviati

Client

European Cultural Centre

European Cultural Centre

Public Art Agent

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Artist

Joseph Mcdonnell

Atelier McDonnell LLC

Overview

Waterfall is made of blown glass and stainless steel and stands 96'' x 36'' x 40''.

Goals

The concept was first created as a maquette during the artist's visit to The American Academy of Rome in October 2017. Later, Waterfall's design concept was submitted to the Venice Architecture Biennale. The work's theme of water and placement near a canal at the Palazzo Mora was reminiscent of the rising tides. It is placed between two open windows allowing sunlight to shine through the bubbled glass.

Process

The artist's team in New York collaborated with local fabricators in Venice to create the stainless steel armature and 300 blown glass cubes. The cubes were produced by one of Murano's prestigious manufacturers, Salviati.