The Sculptors Guild presents American Twist.
The Point of Water is a wall installation composed of fabricated and found steel elements. In Bamana thought (an ethnic group in Mali), besides north, south, east, west, the point of water is the fifth cardinal point. Water is a directional indication as in I live two blocks from the river. Cities and towns are located near water, essential for life. The circles symbolize drops of rain. Ellipses indicate bodies of water. This installation highlights the intersection of ecology and culture paying homage to the social importance of water.
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