Mapping Green Futures at CCA, Santa Fe, NM
Supported by LeE Montgomery
One hundred feet of ninety-two spinning wire and wool propellers reinstated the flow line of water through the gallery. A muddy sump on the north end and a detention basin on the south end determined the installation’s angle. The propellers articulate a hydrograph, representative of the regional rainfall. A hand pump invited viewers to pump water up into the copper pipe suspended from the ceiling. Clear tubing with drip emitters brought the water to propellers. Water collected on the floor as a reminder of the flow diverted and blocked by the WWII era building. Rainwater collected from its roof during installation powered the piece during its one month duration.