Emerson / Beebe (Sonomia)
Installation: 6 ft. diameter, steel, glass, Napa Valley
water, timed misting
Final state for the Oculus: Emerson/Beebe, No. 1, as: Oculus: Emerson/Beebe (Sonomia), Misting system uses water from the aquifers of the Pliocene Sonoma Volcanics, also known for its use in Napa Valley wines, as its "vitreous humor."
periods of misting and drying are intended to build up a residue
interior surface as a symbolic distallation of the Napa/Sonoma landscape
and aquifer system in the form of deposited salts.