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Confluence

Jann Rosen-Queralt

Brightwater

Where Brightwater’s clean and dirty waters pass one another, a sunken pool exhibits the movements and force of this most essential element.

Jann Rosen-Queralt. Confluence, 2011. Steel, hydraulics, wastewater, and willow trees. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

The environmental sculpture Confluence is a recessed pool that marks the place at Brightwater where the cleansed effluent and the untreated influent water streams pass each other. Here, Jann Rosen-Queralt, one of the three artists behind Brightwater’s art plan, reveals the process and scale of the natural and human-made systems at work within the region’s watershed.
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Jann Rosen-Queralt. Confluence, 2011. Steel, hydraulics, wastewater, and willow trees. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Ned Ahrens
Jann Rosen-Queralt. Confluence (detail), 2011. Steel, hydraulics, wastewater, and willow trees. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Juan Hernandez
Jann Rosen-Queralt. Confluence (detail), 2011. Steel, hydraulics, wastewater, and willow trees. Brightwater, Woodinville, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: 4Culture

About the Location

Brightwater

Science, art, design, and ecology come together at Brightwater, one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the world. Located north of Woodinville, WA, Brightwater comprises a park, a community gathering space, an exhibition hall, and a scientific learning laboratory in addition to the structures that house technical operations. Throughout the site, integrated and portable…

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