A fire sculpture of a flower by artists Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein will be set alight on the confluence downstream from the Steeple Street Bridge at 9:25pm during WaterFire Providence on Saturday, August 13th 2011. The artists are looking to the heavens for inspiration this year. Images of the recent Rosebud of a Reflection Nebula that circulated on the internet for Valentine’s Day planted a seed in the mind of the artists making the connection that chemistry is color, energy is matter, flame and water are fluid in the mind’s eye. A rosebud seems like the perfect symbol of WaterFire: romantic, lovely and passionate. Barnaby Evans is the artistic Director of this unique spectacle that has been taking place since 1997.
Flower of Fire, 17 ft tall, fire sculpture, 2011 at Waterfire, Providence, Rhode Island
Update: Watch a video by Cathryn Griffith of the Fire sculpture by Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson at Waterfire, 2011 in Providence Rhode Island.