Bucket Brigade

N Williams Ave and N Roselawn St, Portland, OR.

From one bucket to the next, rainwater is slowed and shared. The ‘Bucket Brigade’ concept relates to the idea of people coming together as a community to share work for a common cause. Bucket Brigade is located on the north side of the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District building. It is intended to be an icon for conservation efforts and inspire homeowners to be creative with their stormwater.  In this installation, stormwater travels from the downspout at the roof through a series of bucket planters  growing Pacific Northwest native plants.

Location: 5211 North Williams Avenue  Portland, OR 97217

Client: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Installed: May, 2009.

Materials:  Stainless Steel, plants and soil.

Co-Artist: Buster Simpson

Stainless steel fabrication: Rob Roy