Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Artist Barnaby Evans created WaterFire Providence in Providence, Rhode Island in 1994.

The site explains:
"WaterFire® is a work of art that involves movement, participation and surprise. When visitors encounter WaterFire, they cannot absorb the sculpture from just their sense of sight or even from a single vantage point—they must walk through the installation and they must use all five of their senses. WaterFire is full of motion—throughout the night the firetenders stoke the fires, the boats glide past the flames, the rivers flow quietly beneath the braziers, the sparks whirl throughthe night air, and the flickering flames reflect off the dark surface of the water, animating the architectural fabric of the city."

Music goes with the visual aspects of it. You can hear bits here.

You can read essays about WaterFire here.

There are five summer dates on the WaterFire schedule.

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