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Water Fountain of Knowledge: Interfacing Sculpture and Hydrological Engineering

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Abstract: The interfacing of Sculpture and Hydrological Engineering in an environmental spatial space in a given community is not only aesthetic spectacular but also therapeutic Water fountain at all times form part of the environment in which it impacts on the social and psychological sensibilities of the public. This study is a qualitative practice based research. The fountain of knowledge is a sculpture fountain project adapted from the analytical studies of university of Port Harcourt socio -academic environment and the reoccurring stress induced deaths. The fountain involves the mechanism of flow of what which is the interfacing of Hydrological Engineering. This study provides a therapeutic sculpture fountain that is construction research. Haven identified stress as part of the causes of death in University of Port Harcourt community, this study then attempted to provide a suiting milieu that is capable of reducing stress, within the spatial expanse of the parking lot of the department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Port Harcourt This involved the making of skeletal amateur, modeling in clay and casting in cement, welding and assemblage constructions, for building of a rectangular water proof trough. The symbols of representation of academic excellence were a pen, books, and scroll with a graduation hood. The sculptural piece on the other hand, shows the flow of water from the pen to the trough symbolically represents academic transactions in the pursuit of knowledge within the university environment. The knowledge of sculpture was not enough to execute this fountain but rather also required some basic knowledge of Hydrological engineering.

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