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Christian Moeller

Brightwater Influent Pump Station

A tower made from repurposed glass bottles explores the politics and economics of water.

Christian Moeller. VERDI, 2012. Stainless steel and glass. Brightwater Influent Pump Station, Bothell, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

Standing 65 feet tall outside Brightwater’s Influent Pump Station, Christian Moeller’s sculptural tower encloses an odor control stack with more than 3,500 repurposed green glass bottles—a visual reference to the traditional architecture of water towers, which have historically supported conservation and sustenance. The scale of the work also speaks to the huge volume of water conveyed to and from the Brightwater facility.
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Christian Moeller. VERDI, 2012. Stainless steel and glass. Brightwater Influent Pump Station, Bothell, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
Christian Moeller. VERDI, 2012. Stainless steel and glass. Brightwater Influent Pump Station, Bothell, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: 4Culture
Christian Moeller. VERDI, 2012. Stainless steel and glass. Brightwater Influent Pump Station, Bothell, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider