3,000 painted buoys steel washers pink rope 400 feet by 100 feet
Three Rivers Arts Festival, 2005 Pittsburgh PA
42 strands of spherical floats radiate out from the bulkhead of the Point State Park, like an eyelash for the city. The eyelash floats where the concrete of the city meets the fluid edge of the water, engaging the great open surface of the three rivers. The eyelash continuously changes formation in response to wind direction, speed of the currents and types of waves. Sometimes straight sometimes arcing across the water surface, the lines of buoys mimic the arched forms of the steel bridges which cross nearby, creating a bright shadow of the bridges' forms. The lines are strung with steel washers to create a clanking sound which gets louder as the wakes of boats moves through the eyelash.