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Artists: Anna Valentina Murch and Doug Hollis

This water sculpture was inspired by the natural geological and artesian conditions underlying the San Jose region.

The specific design of Waterscape is composed of two topographic fields of monumental granite slabs. The fields slope from Santa Clara Street toward the City Hall plaza allowing the water to flow down the surface of the fields onto the plaza in subtle ripples. Water also flows over the vertical stone on the fountain edges, disappearing beneath the plaza, creating walls of water that define the perimeter along Santa Clara Street. The water within the field is programmed to respond to changes in time of day, temperature, season and availability of water to create different visual, sonic and atmospheric qualities. The piece is illuminated at night for a distinctive evening identity.

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Public Art - Waterscape - 1
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Public Art - Waterscape - 4

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