Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Flower of Fire

Photo credit: Sarah Odrakiewicz

9:25p - On the Confluence
@ Steeple St Bridge between memorial Blvd and Canal St
Providence, Rhode Island

A fire sculpture of a flower by artists Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein will be set alight on the confluence downstream from the Steeple Street Bridge at 9:25pm during WaterFire Providence on Saturday, August 13th 2011. The artists are looking to the heavens for inspiration this year. Images of the recent Rosebud of a Reflection Nebula that circulated on the internet for Valentine’s Day planted a seed in the mind of the artists making the connection that chemistry is color, energy is matter, flame and water are fluid in the mind’s eye. A rosebud seems like the perfect symbol of WaterFire: romantic, lovely and passionate. Barnaby Evans is the artistic Director of this unique spectacle that has been taking place since 1997. Cathryn Griffith captured the entire lighting on video.

To see the Phoenix these artists created last year, click on this Youtube video.

Update: Erin Smithers got a nice shot of us lighting our Flower of Fire on video.
Photo credit: John Lincourt

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