Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Big Bubble...

This… water feature? Piece of public art? is the brainchild of artist Dean Ruck. Part of the Sesquicentennial Park development along Buffalo Bayou, it is an interactive work that highlights the importance of aerating our waterway and also reminds us that the bayou is a central part of the park.

There is a large unmarked red button along the Preston Avenue Bridge that tempts passersby.

What is it? Shall I push it?

Upon doing so, it activates a hidden compressor system and releases a large air bubble below the water’s surface. As the bubble rushes to the top, pedestrians along the promenade are surprised by the stirring of the water and its unmistakably loud BLURP.

You now have been officially warned.

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  1. That is so cool, love the title!

  2. Cool! I would love to stand there and watch that bubble! I love to see water moving, and this is so different from other fountains!