An engineer’s credo is this: “Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do
them.” The Water Tank Project (TWTP) mapped out a strategy and executed it in the likeness of engineers - socially, logistically and artistically. But our work has just begun. Our Kickstarter campaign is live, our community is growing and our cause is increasingly becoming known among New Yorkers and beyond. Ultimately, we must move from planning and engineering roles to those of activists. Acclaimed artist E.V. Day provides the inspiration to make that possible.
Together with our team of dedicated philanthropists, environmentalists and artists, we aim to serve the community in the likeness of world changing activists. Dozens of such artists from all over the world have been chosen to help our cause, and one of those is New York native E.V. Day. Her power in art and interpretation bring TWTP one step closer to our goal of raising awareness about water conservation issues and inspiring change.
Having received her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in the mid-90s, Day is no rookie to the art world. “Futuristic abstract paintings in three dimensions,” is how she describes her work that has been on view at Sotheby’s New York, The Houston Grand Opera, and most recently, Land of Tomorrow. Perhaps most notable are her “G-Force” exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, which have been added to the Museum’s permanent collection. Moving on from working with plastic dolls to create mummies and dresses to demonstrate explosions, Day decided to make use of women’s undergarments to mirror movements of flight. When asked about the exhibit’s unconventionality, Day said she took the display seriously and that, “it marked a new freedom of expression.” Day’s bold appeal to the senses through design and display merit her place above New York’s streets on water tanks and among admirers and activists involved in our cause. Her femininity and flair add color and chic to an awareness campaign that is necessary to save the critical life resource that is water.
E.V. Day’s innovative thinking stretches outside of what is customary and allows others to see ordinary items from varied viewpoints. TWTP intends to reach a broad range of viewers, listeners and thinkers. Our movement’s versatility and spectrum of reach is greater with Day’s artwork included in our exhibition . Through art, we inspire. Through inspiration, we act. With E.V. Day, TWTP is more potent, capable and ready to change the world.