Andrew MacGuffie - Municipal Water Carrier

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.

© 2012 Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Photography by Gerry Holmes.