Falling Water


Falling water is a sculptural series comprising multiple columns of repetitive cedar forms, inspired by a combination of influences from Pacific rainforest environments. Originally, these forms and their alignment were inspired by Kusari-doi or “Rain Chains” that channel falling rainwater from rooftops in Japan. However, we wanted to express a softer, less direct approach of acknowledging coastal living and the natural movement of water. When the cedar was turned to these rounded forms and stacked on top of one another, a new interpretation emerged through the grain. The wavy grain patterns mimicked the kind of cascading patterns that water creates, flowing over curved surfaces. As we back away to a more distant perspective, the columns once again transform, this time, into the silhouettes of tall, narrow conifers with branches extending out in layers.

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