Mulholland Fountain - Michael Niemetz - fountain sculpture - Los Angeles 2014


Mulholland Fountain

In 2014, in the midst of the multi-year-long drought in Southern California, Niemetz references several interconnected circumstances surrounding the drinking water supply in Los Angeles in this installation; such as the economic-driven operations of William Mulholland–who built infrastructures to provide water supplies that allowed LA to grow into the sprawling sub-urban landscape it is today–and Nestlé’s Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Scandal, both of which lead to fatal environmental consequences.


mixed media, 120 x 120 x 240 cm
(Arrowhead water container, chairs, cable ties,
buckett, water pump, stepladder)

Michael Niemetz - Mulholland Fountain