Wetlands behind the faucets

Artist concept.
I chose this sculpture for it can reflect many ideas I have about the value of having clean water, how precious it is for so many specially living in the third world and at the same time to remind the contribution of wetlands to the clean water which our existence depend on. This sculpture which shows the continuous running of clean water to two buckets below signifies the preciousness of each drop of water that we should be careful not to let run without use. The sculpture which is an electrical fountain made of bronze which will be placed at the main entrance area towards the wetlands. The following quote will make viewers think what it takes to get a clean water and appreciate the value of nature specially wetlands in the process of purification, and it will be engraved on the larger bucket to which the water is flowing.
“For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports. “
— Sandra Postel

Artist Statement

I selected this sculpture for so many reasons; first it tells about the value of water which is very close to my heart as an Ethiopian where water is very scarce let alone a clean one from a faucet. Second it reminds all who pass by this fountain the connection of nature to the pure water which flows from each of our faucets so that we can live a healthy life. Nature gives us water and nature provides a way to clean our water making it pure and refreshed. The amazing way water is purified by wetlands is often over looked, but I want to remind all how it is worthy to explore.

A preliminary budget

• Faucet and pipe $100
• Cost of two buckets $ 90
• Concrete for base $40
• For engraving the quote on the lower bucket $200
• Cost of fountain Kit $1,000
• Water pump $150
• Filter $400
• Electrical installation $600
• Labor cost $ 1,000


One response to “Wetlands behind the faucets

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