Local Ecologies | Public Art

Water Table (2021)

Water Table, 2021. Gravel, stones, brick, shells, sand, mulch, and native plants, 12′ x 15′

Water Table is an in-ground art installation on the grounds of Atlantic City’s historic Absecon Lighthouse co-created with Nancy Agati. The piece 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, and can be used in communities 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.

Water Table was developed as part of the NJ Coastal Resiliency Art Program to creatively bring awareness to coastal risks and hazards that our state may face while addressing the need to involve and inform the public about these coastal hazard impacts and what actions they can take to reduce their risk.


48 Blocks AC Celebration, August 2021

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Water Table featured in “Climate Art in Four Acts”, State of the Arts, October 2021

Water Table on 6ABC Action News, August 2021

A.C. Arts Foundation, DEP collaborate on art installation to raise awareness on coastal resiliency, Press of Atlantic City, August 2021