0824 June, 2018



52 model water towers pay homage to Bernd & Hilla Becher's photographic legacy.

Sacred Vessels consists of 52 model water towers made from matchsticks. The models are three-dimensional recreations of water towers photographed by renowned artists, Hilla and Bernd Becher. These have been painstakingly recreated by measuring the monochromatic photographs in their MIT publication ‘Wassertürme’.

The work pays homage to the late Bechers, and to this unique building type, using the rigorous medium of the matchstick hobbyist. The title alludes to the sacred properties often attributed to water, to its essential role for life on earth and to the growing importance its availability will play in shaping global affairs.