growth from adversity

Bill Palmer's avatar Bill Palmer Vote Code: 65997

from the toxic waters coursing through the lead lined pipes grows hope. five flowers forged from steel, copper, brass, and stainless steel emerge THRU the toxic, lead lined water pipes in flint Michigan. the box will be filled with red mulch when on display representing the rusty, toxic water flint residents, and their children have been force fed.you'll see the flower stems will be rusty near where they emerge from the pipe and get healthier the farther away from the water they are! it was built in flint Michigan, and will feature actual pipes that were removed from flints pipeline,as well as give the viewer the opportunity to try a 'free sample' of water taken directly from the flint river. *project still under construction, the flowers will each have leaves as well as being highly polished. it is already making the press, please see my link for the local news segment on the piece!! they'll do a follow-up closer to voting time

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5'
  • Medium: forged steel, copper, brass, stainless steel, wood, red mulch, pipe taken from flint water system, lead
  • Width: 5'
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 8'