Archive for the 'Art' Category

William Clark Contributes a WTWS Portrait

Monday, April 8th, 2019

William Clark of Philadelphia contributes this digital painting (made in November 2017) of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere in Union, NJ. According to Clark: “My father-in-law would frequently pass the Union water tower with his two young daughters while living in Clark, New Jersey. One day, my now sister-in-law decided to utter her very first […]

Gloom and Lasers

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Here is a dark and moody photo of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere that we call “Gloom and Lasers” Notice the red laser guns firing as yellow explosions light up the base of the WTWS. Despite the blasts, the water tower remains firm and resolute against the nighttime Union skyline. Thanks to our intrepid reporter […]

Fear No Sphere

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Our intrepid reporter Gina Signorella-Arlen sends in this report from December of 2013. “Like Big Brother from “1984,” the WTWS is always watching… This time its likeness popped up at Monster Golf in Union, NJ.” The artist is unknown, but if you find the name, please email, and we will update this article with the […]

Some Beautiful Painting in Rosemont Illinois

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Here is a link to a video about water towers from the Today Show. In Rosemont, Illinois, there is a nice water tower with a great “rose and stem” paint scheme. Notice the multifunction tower with its water supply and mobile antennas functions, and also the classy artistic paint scheme. Great water tower. Also notice, […]

I Spy the Giant Eye

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Here is a recent contribution from one of our biggest fans, Gina Signorella-Arlen:

Plaque on a Bridge

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Here is a bronze or copper plaque on an Elizabeth River tributary dated 1931 near the World’s Tallest Water Sphere near the Burke Parkway and Kawameeh Drive intersection. This plaque is embedded in a bridge guard rail. I love the green verdigris color of the plaque, the green mossy color spilling below, and the tan/pink […]

Winemaker Recognizes Water Towers

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Winemaker Snoqualmie of Paterson, Columbia Valley, Washington gives recognition to water towers with its 2006 cabernet sauvignon. The artwork shows an iconic 4-legged tower, with town name Prussia (?), set against a swirling background, reminiscent of Van Gogh or Degas. The label is overprinted with clear varnish echoing the swirling of the background beneath. Click […]

More Moog Action

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Reader Adam Vorphilack writes to share a photo of an awesome water sphere sculpture done in chromed steel. This is an award that the Moog site in New York awards to retirees. You got to give credit to the Moog company. They love their water sphere, and being a true water sphere, it’s a work […]

Water Tower Inspired Artworks

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Our congratulations go to reader and Austin resident Mike Merritt for his art opening at The Pump Project. The show ‘The Art of Ceramics, Glass, and Steel’ opens this Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 7 p.m.. As you see, Mike makes beautiful sculptures and artwork, often inspired by water towers. This particular piece ‘Agent Water […]

WTWS Inspires Artist

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Mike Merrit of Austin, Texas writes to share his passion for water towers. Not only does he photograph them, he also makes original models like the one shown here. This model is made from clay, steel and molded rubber. It bears a striking resemblance to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, especially with the vibrant blue […]

Emmy Award Winning

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Congratulations go to Brian Donohue for his work on the Star Ledger Live site and all its interesting stories. The World’s Tallest Water Sphere site was interviewed for a segment back in January of 2009. Brian Donohue has won an Emmy award for his work in interactive media. With a love for the World’s Tallest […]

Spherical Alignment

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This heavenly alignment of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere and the Sun was photographed and submitted by reader Brian Donahue in February of 2010. The photo is taken from Route 78 in the Hillside area looking west. As several readers have mentioned, there is an alignment of Sphere and Sun during two moments during the […]

Gravity Defying Action

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

This gravity defying action shot of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere was taken recently from a speeding automobile traveling north on the Garden State Parkway. Thanks to Gina Signorella-Arlen who enlisted the help of her family in capturing this shot safely while navigating crowded swarms of swerving New Jersey drivers attempting to perform the same […]

How to Draw the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

There are many artists that visit the World’s Tallest Water Sphere site. They make beautiful photographs, computer images, and artwork and contribute it to the site for all the world to see. Most of us gaze in awe at the wonderful creations they make that inspire us and give us hope for humankind, just as […]

The Runner artwork by David Wuethrich

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Here is a colored pencil art work by David Wuethrich entitled “The Runner.” In the background we see a “blue era” Union water tower prominently displayed with clear “Union” markings and the “dual halo” neck pieces. In the foreground, a runner follows an arduous path to the summit. The runner is dressed for summer, glasses […]

One Sphere to Rule Them All

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Water Sphere Phan Gina Signorella-Arlen has contributed another of her World’s Tallest Water Sphere artistic masterpieces, this one entitled “Sphere of Sauron.” She writes, “One sphere to rule them all, one sphere to find them…” and to that we respond, “one sphere to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Yes, the evil […]

Paint Proposals by Gina Signorella-Arlen

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

These colorful World’s Tallest Water Sphere proposals are sent to us from Gina Signorella-Arlen, formerly of Roselle Park and self-professed WTWS groupie. Not only the photo-editing, but the titles of her works include the ironic humor that many Jerseyans share. I especially like the Zeppelin one, I am sure many Zeppelin album covers (e.g. Presence) […]

Paint Proposals by Bumper DeJesus

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

A few weeks ago we posted the Star Ledger Live story about the World’s Tallest Water Sphere and this site. In case you did not watch the video, there were 3 very creative proposals for a new paint scheme for the WTWS. I believe writer Brian Donahue mentioned that they are the creative works of […]

Connections

Friday, February 20th, 2009

As many readers of this site are aware, the World’s Tallest Water Sphere connects us through time and space. We are all connected to its past, evidenced in our relationships to the histories of the WTWS shared earlier on this site. We are also connected to its future, envisioning what will be, and molding and […]

Happy New Year 2009!

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

The attached photo of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere was submitted by Gina (Signorella) Arlen, self-described WTWS groupie, formerly of Roselle Park. This is a very recent photo because the World’s Tallest Water Sphere now sports a flashing red beacon which makes it taller than last year’s World’s Tallest Water Sphere. I like the angle […]