This sculpture is one of three surrounding the Mercury NoDa complex located at 3310 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 USA. The Water Tower is a symbol of the both the Historic North Charlotte Arts Community (NoDa) as it was once a mill community. No longer in use, the neighborhood is surrounded North, East, South and West with a water tower visible in the skyline. The city of Charlotte has many prominent working water towers seen in the skyline surrounding the city.
Lauren Puckett competed for and won the Mercury NoDa Project in 2016, a three sculpture project with site specific locations around the Mercury apartment complex; one of the new large scale industrial art implementations by the city of Charlotte’s “Percent for Art Program”. This project allocated one percent of the developer-funded resources required, using a minimum of $30,000 of its total budget, to fund public art in the NoDa Historic Arts District.
Image: Chelsea Bren