Standpipe

Standpipe

By Matthew Mosher

Matthew Mosher received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia from Arizona State University in 2012. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Media Sciences from ASU as well. Standpipe creates a geometric volume from ever increasing triangular sides placed on a rectilinear form. It uses the Fibonacci sequence to determine the height of a square rotating 45 degrees with each increment. The title comes from an old term used to describe the wooden water towers that used to adorn the tops of large urban buildings. In these traditional “standpipes” metal straps were placed around the wooden cylinder, also in exponentially increasing increments, to offset the effects of how water pressure was distributed throughout the barrel.

Images by: Peter Bugg

Sept 2014 - Sept 2015

NE corner of Oak Street and Scottsdale Road

2303 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257