Watershed

Rena Detrixhe's avatar Rena Detrixhe

Positioned along the Grand River, which bisects and defines the city, Watershed contemplates the primacy and beauty of our most valuable resource. Michigan is carved by rivers, dappled with lakes, and surrounded by one of Earth’s greatest supplies of fresh water. In a place so abundant, it can be easy to take for granted, but with threats such as climate change, pollutants, invasive species, scarcity and misuse, there has never been a more critical time to conserve this precious resource.-- Watershed is made from thousands of individually cast resin droplets emulating drops of water arranged in a sprawling form derived from the movement of waterways, streams, weather patterns, etc., on sheer fabric which disappears into the landscape, creating the illusion that the water is suspended in space. Appropriately situated at the Public Museum, which encourages curiosity and education across fields of science, history, and culture; the work becomes a stage for conversation and reflection.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: variable