Philadelphia Fire and Police Station Rain Fountain, 24th and Ritner Streets, Philadelphia, PA. In conjunction with Cecil Baker and Associates, Architects, Philadelphia & 1% for the Arts Commission: $60,000. 29’ x 15’ x 13’, Powder-coated and anodized aluminum, river stones and concrete swale. 1997.
Rainwater is collected from the roof of the building and piped into the sculpture. As the run-off pours across the sculpture, it moves the arced turquoise spinners. The water then falls into a meander-shaped drainage swale which joins the city sewer system. The sculpture becomes a fountain during and just after a rain storm. In dry weather it represents a swirling pattern of water.