water factory, 2017
168 in. H, 144 In. W, 18 in. D
A few weeks ago we completed installing a sculpture at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver, BC. The sculpture was commissioned by the North Vancouver Regional District Arts Commission earlier this year and was intended to be a functional part of the farm’s rainwater collection system. Positioned between the barn eavestrough downspout and the rain barrel, the sculpture acts as an interceptor. Water Factory is a rainwater driven kinetic sculpture that embodies form and function; and was inspired by a big red barn wall. Thank you everyone at Maplewood Farm for your assistance and your chickens, ducks and cows that made for a wonderful working environment. Enjoy the accompanying video made by Ross Bodenmann documenting the process of installing a kinetic downspout sculpture.