|UNTITLED, painted steel pipe, each is 40” x 96” x 16”|
The pipelines that carry natural gas from source to customer are mostly hidden underground, with the network only occasionally made visible with aboveground meters, markers and valves. I find these structures interesting, not only for their infinite variety of actual form, but also because they suggest more than meets the eye, providing evidence of something vital beneath the surface.
My concept for the site is to create a visually interesting sequence of repetitive forms that not only reference minimalist landscape sculpture, but also remind employees and visitors of the essential purpose of Texas Gas Transmission, LLC.
A line of what appear to be aboveground shut-off valve installations will traverse the property at equally spaced intervals, suggesting an implied underground pipeline passing through the company’s grounds. The number of structures will be dependent upon the size of the property and their location upon it, but one possibility would be the presence of nine such forms, representing each of the states served by Texas Gas Transmission.
|John Salvest Jonesboro, AR|
Selected Public Installations
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Georgia, 2004
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1983
|Exhibition version of this page 10.5" x 15.75" 433KB|
|10/14/2005 Design by Jason Hayden and Gary A. Adams|