South Branch, North Fork + Puddles
Cris Bruch designed three sculptures for the Brightwater Education and Community Center that capture storm water runoff from the roof and channel the water to the ground.
Created from standard pipe fittings, South Branch expresses the natural meander of water systems, while North Fork reflects manmade systems in a more rectilinear design. Puddles is installed beneath South Branch, conjuring the presence of water even during dry days. About the project, Bruch says, "This was an opportunity to make a passive water feature, one that was only working if the water was running from the sky...In a 25-year rain, that roof will be shedding 5,000 gallons of water in a 24-hour period. That’s a lot of water."