Water-Related News

A new sculpture celebrates Southwest Florida’s watershed

A new sculpture towers 25 feet over McGregor Boulevard in front of the Alliance for the Arts, depicting the central vein of Southwest Florida’s ecosystem.

On June 23, workers installed the Caloosahatchee Water Wall by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Singer, whose is known for large scale site-specific works that model urban and ecological restoration. The wall’s features include a combination of technology and ecology that will also cleanse and aerate water from the Alliance pond.

The piece is to be the anchor of the Alliance’s public neighborhood ArtsPark, which will include a host of improvements across 2.2 acres of land and the pond in front of the main building. The Wall is the result of several years of planning, not to mention “blood, sweat, and a few tears, and some foul language,” said Alliance executive director Lydia Black. “We are enormously grateful for all the hands that participated in this project, from dream to installation.