Public Art Collection

Water Sky Garden (2009)

Janet Echelman

Water Sky Garden Address: Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd.
Location: In the Legacy Plaza garden on the east side of Richmond Olympic Oval.
Area: Olympic Oval Precinct

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Materials: Painted galvanized steel rings with a TENARA® architectural fiber netting.
Program: Civic
Ownership: Civic
Sponsored By: City of Richmond

Description of Work:
Visitors approach by a red boardwalk or intersecting bridges over a water garden. Above their heads, visitors see massive red, netted “sky lanterns” moving in the wind. Below they see “water drawing” amidst the reflections in the pond.

Artist Statement:
"Water Sky Garden" transforms the plaza surrounding the Richmond Olympic Oval into a permanent art environment for the community. Echelman’s design engages the space all around the viewer – water, sky, and pedestrian pathways – to create an immersive whole using rock, wood, water, air bubble fountains, steel, netting, and light. more »

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