Happy Garden Hose Day

The stately lawn of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens was for a year home to a unique sight–a sculptural fountain made of an unruly jumble of ordinary garden hoses. French artist Bertrand Lavier created the sculpture, entitled Fountain, for a yearlong installation that ended October 4, 2015. Lavier specializes in sculptures made of “found objects.”

Lavier’s piece reminds us of the grace, the versatility, and the beauty of the common garden hose as the nation celebrates National Garden Hose Day on June 18.