Renowned sidewalk chalk artist showcases water infrastructure at AWWA

World-renowned 3-D sidewalk artist Julian Beever was to unveil a design illustrating the importance of water infrastructure and commemorating the 125th year of the American Water Works Association during the association's 2006 Conference and Expo (ACE06) in San Antonio June 11-15. His work can be found on Market Street between Alamo and Bowie Streets next to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center...

Jun 13th, 2006

SAN ANTONIO, TX, June 12, 2006 -- World-renowned 3-D sidewalk artist Julian Beever was to unveil a design illustrating the importance of water infrastructure and commemorating the 125th year of the American Water Works Association during the association's 2006 Conference and Expo (ACE06) in San Antonio June 11-15.

His work can be found on Market Street between Alamo and Bowie Streets next to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.

The design suggests the importance of using sustainable, corrosion-free pipe material in water infrastructure construction as AWWA looks forward to another century and a quarter of providing technical and educational services aimed at improving our drinking water quality and supply. More than 2.2 trillion gallons of water are lost annually in the United States. On average, we experience 700 water main breaks daily in North America.

Beever's illustrations have an uncanny ability to appear three-dimensional as a result of an optical illusion technique that the artist developed over years of practice. From a particular angle, his drawings invite visitors to step into the scene. Beever will begin work on his San Antonio illustration Friday, June 9. On Sunday, June 11, the finished artwork was to be revealed.

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