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Cris Bruch

Brightwater

Follow stormwater runoff from the roof to the ground in these complementary sculptures that highlight the ways people and nature move water.

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

Cris Bruch designed three stainless steel sculptures for the Brightwater Education and Community Center that capture stormwater runoff and channel it to the ground. Each of the sculptures was inspired by the ways water flows through nature and similar human-made structures. In particular, Bruch observed how water moved through intricate industrial plumbing installations and how it seeped from a cut grapevine over several days.
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© 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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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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