Monday, January 17, 2011

The Urban Waterfall?


As I continued my cold tour yesterday, I discovered this striking piece in front of a condo building on Bay St. Titled "Liquid Echo", this work of stainless steel, aluminum, and concrete was designed by American-born artist Catherine Widgery and was installed in 1999. It is an environmental piece with each of the 24, 20 ft high tubes being wind driven to create the effect of a waterfall when in motion. Only a few were spiralling yesterday - will have to return on a windy day in summer! I featured one of Widgery's works before - here.

12 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

Very nice Red Pat!
I like the concept!
It seems to be in harmony with the large building.
Have a great new week!

LĂșcia said...

It must be cool to see all the tubes in movement!
I remember the other works, they are great. If I'm not mistaken, I start following your blog in that week! ;-)

Sharon said...

What an interesting concept. It amazes me the concepts that different artists create.
PS A windy day in summer will be much better than a windy day in winter.

Nathalie said...

Very very nice!
Bright, elegant, airy, a beautiful sculpture and I love the concept.

Randy said...

Now that would be something that needs to be seen in person. Great shot.

Jack said...

I am impressed with the public art tour. Keep going! This one is cool. Does it turn silently or make a noise?

Carraol said...

Beautiful installation and your capture and angle is perfect!

Michael Rowland said...

i like this one Pat, thanks,,,M

Steve Harris said...

Great image! I'm going to have to check that out some time - though I think I'll wait for the windy SUMMER day as well :-)

RedPat said...

Jack - only a few were moving but they were quiet. I pushed a few and they moved really easily so must be well lubricated.

Denise Scaramai said...

RedPat,
incredibly brilliant!
I loved it! is so, kinetic!
hugs!!

EG Wow said...

I bet it's beautiful in warmer weather.