Stone and found materials, 2016
Water Way was constructed on the trail in spring 2016 with two parallel 40-foot-long curving stone walls gradually reaching a depth of 6 feet, mimicking the curvature of the adjacent Bushkill Creek. Drawing on his knowledge and skill as a landscaper, Deery proposed the graceful and elegantly built installation for the KSAT Possible Realities II Competition held by the Grossman Gallery at Lafayette College in 2015. The proposal won the People’s Choice award.
Deery remarks, “The Bushkill Creek is an essential part of my everyday life. I cross it every day. I fish in it. I play in it. My kids have played in it. I’ve biked along it.”
His intent was that the visitor walking through the sculpture would experience the flowing path of water, fish, and birds in the creek.
Materials for the sculpture were donated by Landscape Products, Bath, Pennsylvania; Palmer Nursery, Easton, Pennsylvania; Leiser’s Rental Barn, Easton, Pennsylvania; and Clearview Nursery, Souderton, Pennsylvania; with labor donated by PM-Landscaping.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Deery has called Easton home since 1998. He works in two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.