Archive for the 'Art' Category

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 […]


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 […]

Winter’s Tallest Water Sphere

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Look up during winter’s short days, and you might be lucky enough to see the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Of course you must be somewhere near Union, New Jersey, and you must be looking sometime during the shortened daylight hours. The current “ghost gray” paint scheme of the tower goes particularly well with the gray […]

A Styrene Plastic WTWS Kit

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Not really. But here is an imagined Aurora “long box” polystrene model if it were ever produced by the now-defunct model company. This isometric view not only shows the cover with the prominent Elizabethtown Water and Gas logo, but also the side information including the Aurora company logo as well. This artistic conceptualization is provided […]

Coming Soon to (Google) Earth Near You

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

In case you have never seen Google Earth, or have not run it in a while, be aware that this wonderful map / visualization / virtual travel program has become populated rapidly by the user community with three-dimensional models of famous structures. In other words, not only can you zoom around the country, viewing maps […]

Happy Wiggles New Year

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Sorry for those of you looking for a famous children’s band. When I say Wiggles, I am talking about a photographic technique in which two similar photos taken a few inches apart are animated. The result is a somewhat three dimensional looking image. If you have two similar cameras you can make a rig to […]

Send Us Your World’s Tallest Water Sphere Edits

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Are you creative with photo editing? Do you like seeing your favorite water sphere in hilarious situations? If so, send us your photo edits featuring the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, and we’ll post the good ones on the site. In the photo we see a drunken reveler partying with the water sphere. Perhaps his dual […]

Modeling the WTWS

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Walther’s Model Railroad company has just made it easier for those of you wanting to model the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Using their Modern Water Tower Kit, one can model an N scale (1/160 scale) water tower. Of course to use the model to approximate the height of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere one must […]

Halloween Artwork by David Wuethrich

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Here is a Halloween-related piece of art created by resident World’s Tallest Water Sphere artist David Wuethrich. Originally conceived for a cassette tape box cover, this art still is timely and celebrating of the artist’s favorite season Halloween. Note the almost unimaginable phantasm of two water spheres colliding and generating the life-giving spark. Suddenly, the […]

More David Wuethrich Artwork

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Here is more cassette box artwork from David Wuethrich. This artwork originates from about the late 1990s when the miniatures game Blood Bowl was popular. Blood Bowl is a fantasy football game with elves, dwarves, orcs, and humans bashing and killing each other while trying to score points. As you see, the various water spheres […]

More David Kessler Artwork

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Artist and filmmaker David Kessler, Union High class of 1993, shares more of his fantastic photos and artwork. The image is of a ceramic tile that David painted with acrylics, created in 2002. This image was used for an album cover for a band in Philadelphia where David currently resides. David’s imagination brings to light […]

David Kessler Artwork

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Artist and filmmaker David Kessler, Union High class of 1993, writes to share some of his fantastic photos and artwork. The image is of a ceramic tile that David painted with acrylics, created in 2002. He says, Admittedly, the World’s Tallest Water Sphere is not always a positive symbol for me. Union was not always […]

More art of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

More cassette tape artwork from Union artist David Wuethrich, UHS class of 1980. The artwork is undated but probably from 1989 the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This wonderful piece shows the Union World’s Tallest Water Sphere imagined in the city of Berlin at the fall of the Berlin Wall. Note how […]

World’s Tallest Water Sphere Artwork

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Many people have treated the World’s Tallest Water Sphere in photography, film, or painting. Today we honor those artists who view the tower and see the magnificence of its form, symbolisim, and vision. This artwork “World’s Tallest Water Sphere Reclining” was created in the 1990s for a cassette cover by David Wuethrich, resident of Union. […]