Water Table

Water Table

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"Water Table" is a site-specific Art Installation that illustrates the benefits of permeable ground surfaces. The piece was designed and created by Philadelphia area artists Nancy Agati and Rebecca Schultz for the New Jersey Coastal Climate Resilience Art Project. Working with the Atlantic City Arts Foundation and community volunteers, the artists completed the installation on August 13th, 2021 at the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City. The art installation is comprised of natural, permeable materials that have been locally sourced. These materials absorb water more efficiently than the surrounding pavement, which viewers will observe when it rains. The concept is to educate coastal residents about the benefits of permeable surfaces specifically in areas that experience coastal flooding. The image in Water Table is based on a map of Atlantic City, referencing the impacts of sea-level rise on the region. The Water Table project was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the New Jersey Coastal Management Program, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the NJ State Council on the Arts. Water Table was highlighted with demonstrations of water absorption and drainage to the public at the annual ACAF48 Blocks event on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021.

Water Table

Nancy Agati
by Nancy Agati
media: installation and sculpture
year: 2021
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tags: climate change , education & awareness , extreme weather , oceans & seas , sea water rise , water , waterfronts

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