Work-In-Progress
Work-In-Progress

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.
The idea takes shape with pen and paper.
Models (or maquettes) are then made.
Models (or maquettes) are then made.
The Memory of Water: The Time Before
The Memory of Water: The Time Before

10’ (L) x 10’ (W) x 5’(H)

Memory of Water: Rain Becomes
Memory of Water: Rain Becomes

10’ (W) x 10’ (L) x 6’ (H)

The Memory of Water: Ultramarinus
The Memory of Water: Ultramarinus

10’ (W) x 42’ (L) x 8’(H)

Site Visit to Revisit Design
Site Visit to Revisit Design
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Quarry Visit to Inspect Options
Quarry Visit to Inspect Options
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Translating models into reality
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
Translated into Full Scale Patterns
One of Four "Life Size" Patterns
One of Four "Life Size" Patterns
  Map Image to be Etched

Map Image to be Etched

Bronze Sheet Cut Into Sixteen Waves
Bronze Sheet Cut Into Sixteen Waves
Wave Patterns For Reposée
Wave Patterns For Reposée
                    Add Fire
Add Fire
Each Piece Must Be Heated (Annealing)
Each Piece Must Be Heated (Annealing)
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Each Piece Is Shaped
Each Piece Is Shaped
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Edges Must Be Softened
Edges Must Be Softened
          Detail for "Time Before"
Detail for "Time Before"
Rain on the "Waves"
Rain on the "Waves"
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Tea Break
Tea Break
25 Bars Waiting to Recieve Multiple Bends
25 Bars Waiting to Recieve Multiple Bends
Waiting for bars. More soon....
Waiting for bars. More soon....