Ring of Water

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Ring of Water
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Lead Artist(s):

Description:
<p>Ring of Water is an 18&#39; diameter x 22&#39; long hanging sculpture that &quot;floats&quot; in the rotunda of the new City Court of Atlanta. Fifty-six cables, each approximately 22&#39; long hang from the steel ring. Each cable is strung with 10 pods of &quot;water&quot;; totaling 560 pods. Each pod is covered with hand-cut and hand-placed blue/gray glass mosaic. The water &quot;drips&quot; into circular rings on the terrazzo floor, following the pattern of the sculpture that hangs above it. When I designed Ring of Water, I was thinking about how the presence of water suggests a cooling down of the heat - both the literal summer heat in Atlanta and the figurative emotional heat that fills a courtroom. &ndash; Ann Gardner</p>
PROJECT LOCATION

Municipal Building/Site
Municipal Court of Atlanta
150 Garnett St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia
City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs
Turner & Associates
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
219,220
$50,000-$249,000
Glass, Sculpture
Concrete/Masonry, Glass, Metal, Terrazzo
Glass Mosaic, composite material, concrete, steel, terrazzo floor
2003
2004