Standpipe
Public Sculpture

Steel

34in X 34in X 69in

2014

Standpipe creates a geometric volume from ever increasing triangular sides placed on a rectilinear form. It uses the Fibonacci sequence to determine the height of a square rotating 45 degrees with each increment. The title comes from an old term used to describe the wooden water towers that used to adorn the tops of large urban buildings. In these traditional standpipes metal straps were placed around the wooden cylinder, also in exponentially increasing increments, to offset the effects of how water pressure was distributed throughout the barrel.

On view at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Oak Street in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This project was made possible in part with funding from the Scottsdale Public Art platFORM program.