This project was a temporary installation which traced the path of the Croton Aqueduct. The introduction of the seminal waterworks changed the future of New York City and allowed its growth and expansion. Providing clean water to a city plagued with disease and dirty water proved a daunting task which took many years and many millions of dollars to complete. 2008 marked the 160th anniversary of the Highbridge, the aqueduct bridge which crossed from the Bronx into Manhattan. As part of this celebration I created a path marker of monofilament and mirror fragments (broken mirrors I found on the street and removed from the waste stream) to trace the aqueduct path. The piece represented our interconnectedness with water. There were also educational components on the reduction of water usage in the city.
This project was created in partnership with Friends of Fort Tryon Park and was generously funded by New York City Parks & Recreation Department and City Parks Foundation.
The mirrors for the I See You in Me/The Path of Water in NYC project. The are from broken mirrors I found on the street. I then glued them together with a piece of monofilament between them. Then they were dipped in gel gloss medium and hung in my studio to dry.