Marrikka Trotter + Tanner Fountain... a conversation on rocks
For issue 03, I spoke with Marrikka about the Tanner Fountain, a prize-winning fountain designed by Peter Walker in 1984. Sited in front of the Harvard University Science Center, the project is a composition of 159 granite boulders, set smooth side up in concentric circles, and 32 nozzles that emit recirculated water as mist. The fountain is notable for its lack of basin and is historically understood as the first institutional project of the “Landscape as Art” movement that grew from the Harvard GSD Landscape Architecture Expression Studio. What followed was a conversation about materiality, disciplinarity, representation, and most notably—rocks.

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