"Water, You And I"
East Water Treatment Plant Public Art
A welcoming entrance to our downtown corridor will be “Water, You and I “ public art. It is a significant component of the City’s East Plant Ion Exchange and Upgrades Progressive Design Build Project. The artwork will be located in Harmening Park, on the corner of Seacrest Blvd. and Woolbright Rd.
|The team of David Dahlquist and Matt Niebuhr’s concept, selected by the Art in Public Places procurement process, invites visitors to experience the drawing of water from the well, making a dynamic visual connection with the source of water in Boynton Beach - the Floridan Aquifer.|
Two major elements will communicate the relationship of how the water is delivered to citizens tap. One element will consist of a 164’ long x 6’ high glass Cle wall representing the sky, landscape, aquifer and water. The second element will be a 18’ high x 20’ square gathering place, called the “Water Pavilion”with a funcConing water source in the center of the pavilion.
A water haiku, a Japanese poem, will be laser cut into a special “opening to the sky” allowing both water and light to pass through. The public art elements are iconic and colorful by day and illuminated by night with LED lights. The public art project is expected to be completed in September 2016. “Water, You and I” will be integrated into the munity outreach program and become a part of the local and regional school’s learning curriculum.