This is a small model for a large indoor
fountain installation. In the form shown, acrylic tubing is formed in a
curvilinear shape and heat distressed to yield a fine network of expansion
bubbles along the tube. Both ends of the tubing pass through openings at the
floor level of the installation and are connected via plumbing to a
Novelly, air is programmatically injected into
the circulating water flow at varying intervals. This "descretizes" the water
flow into what appears to be regular-to-randomly spaced pulses (or plugs) of
water that traverse the inside of the tube.
The work reads as static
sculpture when not in operation and as a dynamic sculpture when water and air
are circulated through the tube.
As an alternative to a solely acrylic
tube display, the use of sections of tubing in stainless steel, anodized
aluminum, and acrylic would yield a visually energetic "staccato" display.