location: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Tampa, Florida
dimensions: five elements: 35'x 8'x 12'
materials: precast concrete, stainless steel, lights
Ripple Gates (2018) is a public art piece by American artist Thomas Sayre. Ripple Gates reflects on the past through its massive concrete pylons similar to adjacent bridges and bulkheads along the river edge. The playful stainless “ripple” assembly connects to the contemporary recreational uses of the sparkling river surface. By loosely forming gateways at important pedestrian intersections, Ripple Gates welcomes all citizens and visitors to the public use of its riverfront.