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After measuring and scouting a stretch of Frick Park we created hand drawn transects, the largest being roughly ten feet long by forty-two inches… Read More
After measuring and scouting a stretch of Frick Park we created hand drawn transects, the largest being roughly ten feet long by forty-two inches high, of the surveyed area. We then sought out an edge condition that people commonly overlook and sought to highlight it. We chose to highlight the ever changing condition of the river with the environment around it, particularly the shore. Having visited the site for many days we understood that the location could have a very different vibe at each visit. One day it was raining and river edge was much higher then subsequent visits. Another day a large freight barge was going down the river and made the intimate stretch of shore feel very exposed. Our installation sought to bring forth these effects to the visitor even though they may be mundane on the day of observation. The sticks used were found on site both in the surrounding forest and drift wood. There placement corresponded both to the varying level of water: historically, in storms and throughout the day. The sticks cast shadow and emphasizes the sun's affect on the character of the river. We observed the river's behavior under different wind conditions. We attached flags on the ends of the sticks to display both the direction of the wind and emphasize how it directly relates to ripples in the water. Over time the sticks also had the property of showing the water line, indicating that the river had receded. Read Less
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