Cultivus Loci: Suckahanna

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Cultivus Loci: Suckahanna
Photo Credit: Mark Charette
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Description:
Artist Jann Rosen-Queralt integrated a public art project within this rain garden, designed by landscape architects Don Hoover and Greg Brandon, that collects and filters storm water run-off from the paved areas of the park. The system begins with a concrete channel running the length of the parking lot. Embellished with pebbles, copper, and leaf impressions, the channel guides storm-water toward the rain garden. Water also flows into two eight-foot tall conical steel vessels from pavilion rooftops and trickles through holes drilled in the sides of the vessels. Pipes, mounted on one pavilion rooftop, drip water into concrete basins. The water is filtered by soil, sand, and plants before accumulating in an underground cistern. The clean water can then be pumped into the water flume to flow into Reeves Run, a tributary of Four Mile Run. The work is appropriately titled Suckahanna, the Powhatan Indian word for water. Rosen-Queralt titles many of her works with Cultivus Loci, meaning cultivated place in Latin.
PROJECT LOCATION

Park
Powhatan Springs Park
6020 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, 22205
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Public Art Program: Department of Parks and Recreation Arlington County
Oculus
unknown
Don Hoover
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
$77,500
$50,000-$249,000
Site integrated landscape architectural work, Environmental Art
Metal, Stone, Concrete/Masonry, Landscape/Envirnomental Art
Corten steel, jade river pebbles, copper, concrete, landscaping
2005
2006