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Watershed Stepping Stones - Public Sculptures

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Marking the sites of subterranean creeks throughout the city, a series of five cast bronze relief pieces at each site evoke “stepping stones” across a creek, calling attention to the city’s subterranean watershed ecosystem. Native species are featured, including fish, frogs & salamanders that are found in local creeks. Wowhaus led community design charettes at farmer’s markets, libraries, and other public sites and collaborated with Oakland Creeks, Watershed & Stormwater Dept. Additional installations could map the entire Oakland watershed.

Commissioned by: City of Oakland Public Art Program. Bronze casting: Artworks Foundry. Sculpture assistance: Tamara Stewart.

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Founded in 1997, Wowhaus is a trans-disciplinary art and design team whose work spans public art, strategic planning, design and architecture. A collaboration between Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable, Wowhaus explores the common denominators of everyday life, the central question of how things, places and relationships acquire meaning. We embrace a systems-based, community-engaged approach, finding inspiration in the cultural, historical and ecological factors that shape a sense of place. Our projects connect individuals and communities to their current ecological and societal realities, aiming to strengthen the mutually beneficial potential of each.