Water Sculpture

“DIAGONAL WATER SCULPTURE” – Copyright © Lillian F. Schwartz. All rights reserved./
W 49″ x 6″ Base 20″ x 17 1/2″ x 13 1/2″
Needs water and color to operate.
“WORLD’S FAIR” – Copyright © Lillian F. Schwartz. All rights reserved.


World’s Fair was built as a scale model for a large sculpture for the 1964 World’s Fair in Japan. The tubes for the model were found at a glass chemical factory. Since each glass container could have a colored liquid in its inner and outer containers, or both, I was able to create the illusion of numerous colors. For example if yellow was the inner color and blue used in the outer part of the tube then one could perceive green when the two colors overlapped. This sculpture is a mechanical forerunner of computer-controlled sculptures. Motor and timing device control the flow of the colored liquids either in an automatic mode or until an observer asserts control through the box of buttons. In basement. Will need water and color added to operate.

H 5 1/2″ x W 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ x 3 3/’4″ x 3 3/4″ x 3/34″ Base 2″ x 2″ x 1″ – Copyright © Lillian F. Schwartz. All rights reserved.
(Drawings/other materials – Banker’s Box)