Thumbnail Image Text
1 of 19

A tall, narrow waterfall cascades into the basin of the Grand Canal, along the primary visual axis of the Gardens of Versailles. The waterfall is supported by a latticework tower built from yellow steel girders; pumps carry water up through thick black pipes to a platform at the top of the tower, from which it comes crashing down into the canal far below. The visible infrastructure of the waterfall calls attention to the constructed nature of both the work itself and the surrounding gardens, while the tumbling water highlights the presence of larger natural forces that play upon this contrived environment: the strength and direction of the wind, the conditions of the light at a particular moment.

Crane tower, water, stainless steel, pump system, hoses, ballast