All Around Reno | Watershed Sculptures, by Karlye Kost (S-2015)
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Watershed Sculptures, by Karlye Kost (S-2015)

These are the Watershed Sculptures along the Carson river near Genoa. Created by artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien, the sculptures are designed to address sites in need of environmental remediation. These sculptures help to restore the equilibrium of watersheds adversely impacted by human activity. This particular watershed sculpture is located at River Fork Ranch Preserve, on the road to Genoa in the Carson valley. It was built in spring 2014, and is the longest sculpture to date. The sculpture consists of natural materials such as cuttings from willows and other flora weaved together to create large basket forms staked into the site. McCormick and O’Briend have been commissioned to create other watershed sculptures like this one. More about their work may be seen here.

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