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Matthew Mosher

34in X 34in X 69in

Standpipe creates a geometric volume from ever increasing triangular sides placed on a rectilinear form. It uses the Fibonacci sequence to determine the height of a square rotating 45 degrees with each increment. The title comes from an old term used to describe the wooden water towers that used to adorn the tops of large urban buildings. In these traditional standpipes metal straps were placed around the wooden cylinder, also in exponentially increasing increments, to offset the effects of how water pressure was distributed throughout the barrel.