Water and Steel
Formed cold or hot it takes strength of will and a strong arm to produce the durable goods we so easily take for granted. Twisted, bent, forced into shapes designed to make mans lives more productive, safer and easier; steel is then put in place to be largely ignored.
Man holds back the water to harness its energy. The energy gets used to make the steel. Then the steel protects man from the power and danger of the water. The same water which serves man in so many ways and without complaint, takes no quarters with those who are careless or unawares, hence the need for the steel.
Steel and Water
The solid rails mimic the fluid flow of the water, a contrast in materials but a similarity in shapes. Steel that was once fluid in the heat and fire of the furnace, water that will become a solid in winter’s icy grip. Water and steel; opposites that work together behind the scenes in harmony for our benefit. They are silent witness to man’s feeble attempts to control either water or steel or our own environment.