I’m excited to introduce “Hydro-Flow!” This sculpture has been commissioned as part of the Shingle Creek Aeration Project, a stream restoration project managed by the cities of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. Its goals are to stabilize streambanks, add a fish habitat, and improve water quality.
For the Shingle Creek Aeration Project, I envision both a utilitarian system in the sculptures that provides the aeration necessary to elevate the river in its water quality, and a demonstration aspect that will allow the community to witness such transformations. I will use Flow-form technology, as developed by John Wilkes, to move water through a series of cast forms resulting in naturally improved oxygenation.
Building on Rudolf Steiner’s research regarding the various uses and effects of water vortexes, John Wilkes created Flow-forms which produce both the clockwise and counterclockwise stirring movements simultaneously creating a vortex and eliminating the need for mechanical stirring methods. The action of a Flow-form simulates the natural movement of a mountain stream and naturally mix oxygen into the water by moving it in a figure-eight pattern. With the history and biodynamic applications of Flow-forms in mind, I am proposing three sculptures that when paired with bubbler technology will significantly increase oxygenation in the water, support improved plant and animal functioning and produce negative ions resulting in calming effects on the viewer.
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