The ‘Water Column’ series are hollow grids of site-specific water samples and river detrius collected from drinking water sources of the place/community in which the work is displayed. Each column is constructed from repurposed acrylic (2m. by 2m. square by 5m. high) exposing the origins of the communities’ drinking water – this inevitably includes flotsam and jetsam detrius as a signifier of human disregard and practices in caring for our most precious of resources. The grid of plastic enclosing the water samples signifies the human system/ or need to contain nature within systems of harmful materials. (Photo: ‘Chattahoochee River Water Column’ (source water samples: Atlanta, Georgia, USA).
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