Blue dots create a rain shadow of water moving across the urban hardscape.

Street Lagoon

9th and Christian Streets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , 2013


Philadelphia Mural Arts in collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department

Materials

Thermoplastic, line striping paint reflectors

Street Lagoon is a high visual impact/ low cost art installation. It was developed to bring the community out to implement a colorful and lively lesson about water flow in the city.  The project gives pedestrians and drivers a sense of the rainwater’s path: from the beginning when it falls onto the sidewalk and road surface to the piped water running underground as storm water on its journey to the Delaware River. Even during dry weather, a sense of the passage of water remains.

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