House of the Rising Water Riverbox was created by artist Helma Groot in 2009.
- Follow the path through the manicured park area.
- Continue across the bridges … down, down the stairs toward the river.
- At the very base of the stairs, turn left.
- Turn left again, and walk uphill, keeping an eye out under the path you just traveled.
Artist and Credits:
Artist Helma Groot currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. She often works in wood and welded metals. She focuses on mankind’s impact on the environment and her artwork often centers on the theme of fish.
Groot earned her MFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and has traveled and lived in many parts of the world, including Indonesia, Germany and The Netherlands.
House of the Rising Water Riverbox was inspired by the river and the many civilizations that have lived along its banks … the things they owned and the things they left behind. Explore the way in which the artist portrays the layers of sediment, land, water and sky and the remnants of the people who may have called this area home.
You can learn more about the artist’s inspiration in this YouTube video, taken when the artwork was installed.