"Rain of Tara"
This nearly 14+ ft. tall structure is a water feature and the centerpiece of a 10 ft. diameter pool located in the rear courtyard of the building. The inspiration for the form came from the thick maze of pipes in the original factory which carried the liquid ingredients of the products being manufactured, to the various areas to be mixed, and ultimately down to the huge vats in the basement. Struck by the beauty of the old brass and bronze valves, the lacework of the valve handles, and the stainless pipe that was used to transport certain ingredients, I cleaned and polished the brass, brushed and lacquered the stainless, painted the old black pipe, and chrome plated the handles and certain obscure but beautiful parts of machinery. The rich red color is meant to stand out against the beige and blue of the building and the green of the landscaping.