The Memory of Water is a triptych for the City of Grands Rapids. It is our intention to return the “rapids” back to the center of town.
“What would the water remember?” we ask. “A time before man.”
The idea takes shape with pen and paper.
Models (or maquettes) are then made.
The Memory of Water: The Time Before
10’ (L) x 10’ (W) x 5’(H)
Memory of Water: Rain Becomes
10’ (W) x 10’ (L) x 6’ (H)
The Memory of Water: Ultramarinus
10’ (W) x 42’ (L) x 8’(H)
Site Visit to Revisit Design
Quarry Visit to Inspect Options
Translating models into reality
One of 54 technical drawings needed to determine the radius of each bend in the waves.
Translated into Full Scale Patterns
One of Four "Life Size" Patterns
Bronze Sheet Cut Into Sixteen Waves
Wave Patterns For Reposée
Each Piece Must Be Heated (Annealing)
Each Piece Is Shaped
Edges Must Be Softened
Detail for "Time Before"
Rain on the "Waves"
25 Bars Waiting to Recieve Multiple Bends
Waiting for bars. More soon....