An artist installs her large-scale, site-specific kinetic sculpture made from household materials, discovering unexpected challenges while realizing her vision.
"water rings" is comprised of a total of 57 pieces: rings and bubbles installed in three linked groupings, floating on the moving surface of Mere Pond in Elm Park, Worcester, MA.
Lisa Barthelson created the sculpture for the third annual Art in the Park, August 1 - October 1, 2010, a juried outdoor sculpture exhibition of 16 artists presented by the Worcester Arts Council, Massachusetts Arts Council, and City of Worcester. "water rings" received the Jurors Choice Gold Award.
Elm Park was one of the first public parks in the U.S. First purchased in 1854 and later designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its interconnected ponds and bridges were one of the inspirations for "water rings."