Evident Cycle

Evident Cycle

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Evident Cycle was the title for this large-scale spiraling, fingerprint form that floated on the surface of the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing, Independence Seaport Museum as part of the FLOW exhibit in Philadelphia, 2019. Evident Cycle was constructed from cross-cut sections of driftwood collected along the banks of the Delaware River. Each piece was gathered from an area that merged a revitalized natural preserve and public park, with industry, commerce, and transportation. The driftwood sections were of various woods, each from unknown origins with unique textures, patterning, and color. Human interactions along the Delaware River have been constant throughout history. Like the cyclical pattern of water, from rain to land-ocean to sky, the spiraling fingerprint referenced rippling water, whirling eddies, and the cycle of waves. The recognizable image of a human fingerprint gave rise to the continuous repetition of human activity upon the Delaware River. As the piece floated upon the water’s surface, it undulated with the tide and flowed with the water. The spiraling fingerprint form referenced the cyclical occurrences of human contact on the shores of the Delaware River.

Evident Cycle

Nancy Agati
by Nancy Agati
media: installation and sculpture
year: 2019
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tags: education & awareness , rivers & estuaries , water , waterfronts

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