New York City’s Iconic Water Towers are Transformed into Temporary Canvases for a Public Art Initiative
Part art exhibition, part awareness campaign, "The Water Tank Project" is a large scale public art initiative to draw attention to water as a precious resource by transforming 300 rooftop water tanks in New York City into original works of art. Filmmaker Mary Jordan, who came up with the idea for the project, sees the initiative as a chance to educate people about the global water issues. "Understand that we have to reduce our plastic waste, reduce our meat consumption and really conserve our water," she said. Over 100 water tanks will be wrapped with art by acclaimed artists such as John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, Andy Goldsworthy and even NYC public school students.