1995 Project Area:
Citicorp Plaza Phase IIProject Location:
777 Tower, 777 S. FigueroaProject Type:
Alongside the entrance of an office building at Citicorp Plaza trails a series of "Puddles" by Peter Alexander. The puddles are made of cast glass, lit from within by fiber optic lighting. Each pool flickers with the intensely introspective words of interpretive Japanese 15th century poetry by Ikkyu Shonin inscribed in each puddle. At night, the puddles glow, making the faint words of the day become clearer.
Crazy as a cloud, who knows
where the wind will blow me?
This morning in the mountains,
tonight in the city.
If just once I did right
things at the right time,
It would make my teachers blush.