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Jonathan Pellitteri

Water Enrichment Kit, 2006. Wood, steel, lead, glass, leather, bronze, water, dimensions variable: table - 64" x 45" x 17"; Shelf - 30" x 34" x 7".

My work uses water to communicate my observations of the Mississippi River. Just as local communities exploit this resource for its economic potential, I exploit water for its potential in art. Drawing on the characteristics of water, I am able to create works that impart a sense of anticipation, as they change over time. Water’s physical weight, evaporation, path of flow, and life-sustaining ability allow me to create objects that present this essential natural element so that it can be admired outside of its normal everyday context.

Louisiana State University
Faculty Sponsor: Loren Schwerd