Over 100 water tanks will be wrapped in the next few months (many of which have already been done) with art by established artists including John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, Andy Goldsworthy, street artists such as Icy & Sot, Barry McGee, and Fab 5 Freddy, emerging artists, and even NYC public school students.
The project which was started by filmmaker Mary Jordan after her trip to Ethiopia in 2007. After working on her documentary there, she fell ill due to a contamination in the water she was drinking. The women who nursed her back to health asked her to raise awareness in the Western World to the fact that 1 billion people still don’t have access to clean water. Upon her return to NYC, Mary Jordan saw the iconic water tanks as that canvas of focusing the attention on how important this source of life is that we oftentimes take for granted.
At The Water Tank Project website you can see a map of all the tanks that have been wrapped already and check them out while walking around the streets.