I love watching people interact with public art. Out of all of the Fluid Culture installations at Canalside, Scott Bye's "Rush Docks" is the probably the most interactive. Because of the whimsical nature of the design, combined with the warmth of the wood, I have noticed that many passersby can't resist walking up and touching the work of art. I've also seen little kids climbing on it. Earlier today a wedding party was taking turns standing in front of it as the photographer snapped photos. "Rush Docks" is the fifth installation that we have covered in the Fluid Culture series. From Scott Bye:
Water movement, buoyancy of wood, means of transportation, industry, recycling the land and growth are a few thoughts that come to mind about Rush Docks. The form shows industrious crate fences that were donated by www.inroompluse.com vertically lined. The front face section is solid rectangular fences that anchors the back spiral section. The arch can be adjusted during setup for a high or low spiral.
Location: Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf (Canalside).
Date: September 24-November 15.