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River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990
River Runes
Monoculars, steel, domestic objects, brass, light, & literary quotations
Nine underground sculptures, ten viewing stands
1990

Art Park and the nearby Love Canal are sited on a former chemical dump. The Runes are theatrical perspectives of the river dealing with filtration and purity of water. The ten sculptures are first experienced at a distance through the standard viewing stands. At each stand there is a literary quotation that expands the sculpture.

The viewing stations are positioned within site of each other so that the Art Park visitors can discover the Runes as they meander through the park.