-- MAY 2016 INSTALLATION -- 
Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled 
Latham Square, Oakland
-- MAY 2016 INSTALLATION --
Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled
Latham Square, Oakland
water-etched basalt stone
12 x 72" (9 pieces)
2016

CONCEPT Tell the story of how the fountain came to be in Latham Square using history pulled from the Oakland Public Library’s Oakland History Room and make accessible to the public.
SITE Latham Square, Oakland, CA
PARAMETERS Edit original three paragraph story into an eight line story that engages visitors.
LINKS City of Oakland Latham Square Project page.

TEXT
To preserve their pioneer parents
and all of us, forever,
the children built a fountain
of bronze and granite flour.

It records memories made
from all locations in the plaza
and plays them back for us
through a thick accent of water.