The artwork brings the river water out of its banks —allowing us to perceive the body of water from both a side view and from below.

Inventory: Rain and the River

Philadelphia Flower Show, 2018


Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

In collaboration with Habithèque, Inc

Part of Windows in the Watershed

Materials

Plastic and tulle


Dimensions

16' high x 65' long x 35' wide

Inventory is a ‘dry stream’ in the tradition of Japanese dry rock gardens that utilize curving lines of stones to represent a flowing waterway. Like these ancient gardens, Inventory creates a sense of flow with no water present. In this artwork, the stream is pictured with materials that are neither wet nor natural, but they imply a natural watery world.


"The cascade long ago

ceased to roar,

But we continue to hear

the murmur

of its name."

Poem from the Hyakunin isshu Anthology

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