North Main Street Fountains Getting Refurbished in Walnut Creek

The two fountains in downtown Walnut Creek on N. Main St. are getting a huge facelift and the one you see above in front of Wells Fargo should be finished by the end of the week. The artist for this fountain is Ene Osteraas-Constable from Wowhaus, and a Walnut Creek Arts Commision agenda has the details:

Wowhaus for the fountain in front of Wells FargoGeologica, by the artist team of Wowhaus (Ene Osteraas-Constable and Scott Constable) isinspired by tracing water to its elemental source: the earth itself. Ceramic and glass mosaic evokegeological stratification. Glints of reflective glass throughout the piece echo veining in layeredstone, leaving the impression that the fountain might have been hewn out of a single, massiverock. In the center of the fountain lies a 30” “geode”, a rock-like spherical form that is sliced toreveal a beautiful, shimmering geode-like pattern. The geode hovers just at the surface of thewater. Striking at a distance, the complex patterning of the fountain draws viewers in, invitingthem to walk around the entire piece to observe the intricate details of the mosaic and to discover
the sparkling geode in the fountain’s center. Water will flow over the surface of the geode as itrises from the center of the sphere.

The other fountain will be installed by early June. This is going to look amazing when completed. I can’t wait to check it out when they turn it on!