Is to Word as Wave is to

Detail
Steel, wood, Plexiglas, water
9 wave tanks each 58" high;
Plexi tanks: 8" x 2" x 24"
1999

 

The entire installation included nine of these wave tanks arranged in a line.  The water line in each tank was calibrated to correspond to the height of my breastbone, so as to establish a visual plane of deep water.  In order to maintain a constant and gentle wave formation, viewers had to continually rock each tank: they had to involve themselves in the work.  Otherwise, the wave tanks would briefly rock, then very quickly and quite awkwardly shudder to a complete stop because the short tank length caused wave interference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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