TITLE: Ecosystem #1

LOCATION: Clark and Lincoln Ave.

SIZE: 10’ x 3’ x 3’

MATERIALS: steel, stainless steel, sedum, solar pan

SPONSOR: Old Town Triangle Association

Margot McMahon considers her new sculpture “an artistic rendition of Sustaining the Land.” “Ecosystem # 1” uses color to highlight the elements – green for plants and blue for water. This interactive sculpture encourages the viewer to participate in the growing cycle. By contributing water into the blue container the solar pump brings the water up to a rotating sculpture of dancers, also blue, who distribute the water onto a sedum garden. Any run off water drops back into the system to replenish the water tank. Interaction is imperative. If any of the contributors (sun, wind, rain or humans) stop contributing the sedum will perish. While the garden will die back in the winter months, the sedum will return in the spring.

McMahon recently collaborated with her mother, Irene Leahy McMahon, for an exhibition titled “The Land.” Through art and writing they portrayed three families who have helped sustain the land and water in our area. Her works are included in many collections, both public and private.


Ecosystem #1

Above photo shows selected year in exhibit
(Thumbnails show other years)