Public Art: Drop sculpture
Sculptor: © Barbara Grygutis
Sculptor’s Website: www.barbaragrygutis.com
Date Unveiled: 2010
Engineered by: M3 Engineering & Technology Corporation of Tucson, Arizona.
Fabricated by: Industrial Stainless International of Chaparral, New Mexico.
Location: The Drop sculpture is located in Prewett Family Park in Antioch, California.
Description: The semi-transparent Drop sculpture stands 35 feet tall and 12 feet wide and serves as a welcoming beacon to visitors of Prewett Family Park. It exudes the grace and splendor of a single drop of water with its smooth curves and cerulean glow. By day the perforated, aluminum structure allows the sun and shadows to dance around its surface and by night LED lighting gives it a luminous blue glow. The piece sits on a terrestrial bed of billowing grass and concrete waves which emulates the rippling effect of a droplet hitting the water. The engineering is unique as the entire structure is supported by a central pole.
Artist’s Statement: “Drop is conceptualized to articulate water in its most explicit, substantial shape of manifestation. A single water drop, the spring and channel of all life.” and “creates a visual strategy that encourages citizens to think of their relationship to water conservation in a multi-layered way.”