Andrew MacGuffie – Municipal Water Carrier
Steel and Truck Axles
The Minnesota sculptor, Andrew MacGuffie conceived the piece as a way to talk about our reliance on municipal water distribution systems. He wants us to think about the fact that in many places in the world water is not readily and easily obtainable.
MacGuffie used discarded materials to create his sculpture. It is a commentary on what we take for granted—above all, that water is plentiful, unlimited and available. The sculpture’s stark industrial forms serve as a powerful reminder of the elaborate bureaucratic systems necessary to sustain this most basic civic function.