This weekend a public art installation by Leonard Ursachi will be put into Cadman Plaza Park. The piece, which is called “The Well,” is a sculpture with a wellhead, lever, and bucket that’s meant to be suggestive of a traditional rural well. According to the Parks Department, “For the wellhead, Ursachi cast blocks in transparent, water-blue acrylic with embedded crushed, empty plastic water bottles. He created the mold for the blocks from an antique cobblestone salvaged from a Brooklyn street when it was being torn up. The bottom surface of the wellhead is mirrored and like a traditional well, viewers will see their own reflections when they peer into the opening. Ursachi made the wellhead’s base, bucket, and lever from wood he salvaged from the East River, a block from his DUMBO studio.” The sculpture will be on view from October 29th through April 30th, 2012. Click through for more images, which do not reflect the actual location where the sculpture will be.
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