Brightwater

Brightwater

Cris Bruch

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.

© Cris Bruch, South Branch, 2011, Stainless Steel. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

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."
© Cris Bruch, North Fork, 2011, Stainless Steel. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
© Cris Bruch, South Branch, 2011, Stainless Steel. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
© 2011 Cris Bruch, Puddles, Stainless Steel (detail). Photo by Stephen Fandrich
© 2011 Cris Bruch, South Branch, Stainless Steel (detail). Photo courtesy of 4Culture
© 2011 Cris Bruch, South Branch, Stainless Steel (detail). Photo courtesy of 4Culture
 

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