AURORA DELPHIALIS_ The spray sculpture functions year round. In the summer it becomes an exciting spray park. When the water isn’t running the concrete benches, grassy mosaic, and elegant steel pipes hold their own as a dynamic sculptural landscape. Solar powered LED lights embedded in the steel cast a soft glow during a summer evening and brighten a winter night.
The water features are carefully designed with all age groups in mind. Toddlers play comfortably in low, calm water elements while random misting blasts and sheets of water entice older children. A field of ground sprays programmed to pop up randomly create fun for all. A ring of benches allows parents to sit and monitor their children.
WALKWAY CANOPY 1 & 2, ROAD SHADE, 8 COURSE TENNIS SHADE_ When I lived in Texas my mind used to wander to thoughts of shade. Maybe it is more clear to say I used to think about how to fight the sun. I know the brutal Texas sun that burns the skin and pierces the eyes, whose scorching heat soaks into the black asphalt roads and metal and concrete buildings to be re-radiated into the already oppressive city. However, the intense light of the southern sun is stunning as well as brutal and the startling brilliance, wakefulness and cheer can best be enjoyed from a place of safety, that is, from a place of shade. And so I used to dream of shading structures.
This work is meant for use in the southern city. The shadow cast by the shading structure is to become a moving part of the piece as the sun crosses the sky, like shadow puppet theater. Light deflected is to paint city surfaces with pattern, making a textile of the city in shadow and pavement.