in the Public Realm
The River of Quintessence

Michele Oka Doner
United States General Services Administration
  • Installed, 2001
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The River of Quintessence is a rhythmic field evoking the Rio Grande. It adds an organic element and a sense of site to the formal structure of the Courthouse. The River is created by a flow of millions of particles of embedded green glass, embraced at its borders by mother-of-pearl. It shimmers, reflects, and captures the translucent nature of life-giving water. By varying the scale of these crushed marine shells, the work of art evokes the geology of the region: soil, rock, water, and the dram...
Courtesy of Michele Oka Doner
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Daniel Russell U. S. Courthouse
1300 Victoria St.
Laredo, TX 78040
United States

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