rain

 

rain catcher

The RAIN CATCHER echoes the forms of seedpods, droplets, clouds, beached vessels and water tanks. Stranded in the centre of a dry lake, sitting in anticipation of life-giving rain, the pavilion is a monument to hope and futility in a drought-ridden land; a marker of the rural tragedy. On approaching the structure, the path of the bridge rises to give the viewer a vantage point above pavilion and site. From here the earth ripples outward from the raindrop-form's projected trajectory. Crossing the bridge to the apex of the vessel's focus, the scale shifts once again and the viewer is confronted with the focal point of the form's dynamic. Descending into the dry lake, the enormity of the structure becomes apparent. The huge weight of the boat-like structure curves overhead, held in a seemingly fragile stasis by the forest of fine support struts.