Millennium Springs

Millennium Springs by Ritsuko Taho

Name:  Ritsuko Taho

Title:  "Millennium Springs"

Medium:  Installation with Multiple Components

Size:  3' x 25' x 40'

Year Installed:  2006

Venue:  ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood

Millennium Springs, created by renowned Japanese artist Ritsuko Taho, is the focal point of the eagerly awaited ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood and was dedicated in March 2007. Originally conceived as part of Broward County's Community Cultural Plan 2010 in response to a community-identified need for hands-on facilities for arts and culture, the ArtsPark was seeded with $5 million in park bond funding from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners in 2002. The 10-acre park is located at Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1. The focal point of the ArtsPark is a spectacular fountain designed by Taho in collaboration with project designer Margi Glavovic Nothard and architect Marvin Scharf.  Taho's design concept, Millennium Springs, consists of three components: A water sculpture within the fountain along with sound art and an ornamental ceremonial rope encircling a large Baobab tree in the park; a dream wave pattern sculpture, which is incorporated into the park's walkway design.

Read more on Ritsuko Taho's website about Millennium Springs.