THE GREEN (2002) Charlotte, North Carolina
Media: Brick, stone, concrete (GFRC), and sandblasting
Dimensions: 24’ diameter fountain plaza with 3-9’-6” x 9’-6”
Commissioning Agency: Wachovia Bank in Charlotte, NC
To emphasize client focus on literacy, artist transformed park paving into a giant game board, laying out patterns in brick, stone, concrete, and sandblasting these materials to create hopscotch, riddles, and alphabet games. Park centerpiece is a 24’ diameter fountain plaza featuring three 9’6” x 9’6” spouting fish. Floor of the plaza contains aquatic quotes by James Joyce and Adam Lindsay Gordon. Encircling the fountain plaza, are wave benches of precast concrete that start close to the ground and ramp up to normal seat height of 16” –18”.