Wood Fountain by Singh Associates

TITLE: Wood Fountain
ARTIST: Singh Associates
DATE: 1995
DIMENSIONS: 100′ x 100′
TYPE: sculpture

IUPUI commissioned Wood Fountain (1995) to complement the architectural logic of the University Library. Situated along the same axis of the library, the pyramidal qualities of the luminescent library dome is brought down to earth by the fountain where it is reproduced in the triangular patterns essential to its composition.

The rush of the water passing down through the grooves creates a meditative space similar to that of the library, offering students and staff a welcome break from their demanding work.

Designed by Singh Associates in New York City, the fountain is named in honor of former Eli Lilly Chief Executive Robert D. Wood and his wife Billie Lou Wood.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Fountain, which includes information created by Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI Museum Studies faculty and students in 2009 as part of “A Survey of IUPUI Public Art.”