Ten foot sprinkler raises water issues

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Ten foot sprinkler raises water issues



Alex Schlegel made this papier-mâché sculpture of a yard sprinkler and situated it in the mostly dry bed of the Salt River in Tempe, Arizona, where water (or the lack thereof) is a major lifestyle issue. Lots of people have lush lawns (and golf courses) thanks to the wonders of the different irrigation and policy agencies in the Phoenix area, but it doesn’t change the fact that its a desert! Alex’s site-specific graffiti is ten feet tall and visible from the street.

4 thoughts on “Ten foot sprinkler raises water issues

  1. Mike M says:

    I saw this the other day while driving down Priest! It appeared to be leaning so it was hard to tell what it was. Now I know!

  2. thesamurai1200 says:

    did someone say graffiti?!?!? take this down now! it’s destroying public property!!!


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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