Watermark is a sculptural installation consisting of two identical 35” plexiglass containers that read: “Sea Level, 32”, 2080.”
The 32 inches refers to the projected sea-level rise in 2080 for my neighborhood in the East Village. The first 40” plexiglass container was filled with my shower wastewater. The other was placed in my neighborhood park and filled with snowfall. After the sculpture went missing from the public space, a letter was sent to the Commissioner of New York inquiring of its absence.
Watermark serves as an initiator of reflection and remembrance. It considers a water-molecules life cycle and the history a molecule accumulates through its contact.