Public Art : Drop sculpture
Sculptor: © Barbara Grygutis
Sculptor's Website: www.barbaragrygutis.com
Description: The semi-transparent Drop
sculpture stands 35 feet tall and 12 feet wide and serves as a welcoming beacon to visitors of Prewett Family
Park. It exudes the grace and splendor of a single drop of water with its smooth curves and cerulean glow. By day
the perforated, aluminum structure allows the sun and shadows to dance around its surface and by night
LED lighting gives it an illuminous blue glow. The piece sits on a terrestrial bed of billowing grass and concrete
waves which emulates the rippling effect of a droplet hitting water. The engineering is unique as the entire
structure is supported by a central pole.
Artist's Statement: “Drop is conceptualized to
articulate water in its most explicit, substantial shape of manifestation. A single water drop, the spring and
channel of all life.” and “creates a visual strategy that encourages citizens to think of their relationship
to water conservation in a multi-layered way.”
Date Unveiled: 2010
Engineered by : M3 Engineering & Technology
Corporation of Tucson, Arizona.
Fabricated by : Industrial Stainless International of
Chaparral, New Mexico.
Location: The Drop sculpture is located in Prewett
Family Park in Antioch, California.
Acknowledgements: A special thank you to Barbara Grygutis, Spike Mafford and
Adrienne Lake for providing information and images for this page.