OPEN CHANNEL FLOW
Artwork & site currently undergoing restoration
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
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)