On December 8, 2020, a headline appeared in Bloomberg News - "Wall Street Begins Trading Water Futures as a Commodity" - The country’s first water market had launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Troubling Water / 99HZ is at once a visual record of a sound and a poetic refrain. The gently repeating lines and shapes represented within the glass mosaic are produced by capturing the visible effects of a low frequency on the surface of water. In this work, the artist uses gold as a double entendre - to portray water as precious while more ambiguously referencing its status as a rare commodity.
Troubling Water/ 99HZ
Vitreous Glass, 14K Gold
40 ft x 5 ft
West Aventura Brightline Station
19796 West Dixie Highway
Special thanks to Miami Dade County Art in Public Places, Emerson Dorsch, Artaic, and Artistik Surfacing.