OPEN CHANNEL FLOW

Artwork & site currently undergoing restoration

2009
Painted steel, stainless steel, water, light beacons, hand pump

60’ x 33’ x 45' 
Location: Behind The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, TX
Commissioned by: The Houston Arts Alliance & the City of Houston Department of Public Works

Selected for the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2010 Year in Review

Partially constructed with pipes from the Sabine Water Pump Station (now The Water Works), Open Channel Flow includes a stainless steel hand pump that unleashes water from the showerhead 25 feet above and simultaneously turns on flashing amber and blue beacons on top of the 60-foot, signaling people as far away as downtown that another person has doused themselves with a refreshing, albeit very brief, shower.

LINK TO LOCATION (navigate on map to find red map maker)