TWO OCEANS PASS
by Edward J. Fraughton
Size: 12.5 inches high
Media: Cast Bronze
On a trip to Wyoming several years ago, I learned about a spring that forms a stream which flows along the Continental Divide. After a time, it splits: one part flows west into the Pacific Ocean, while the other flows east toward the Gulf of Mexico and eventually, becomes part of the Atlantic Ocean. Theoretically, this is the only known transcontinental water passage whereby a fish could swim across the North American Continent from ocean to ocean.
As I was creating this figure, I thought it might be a unique idea to represent the headwaters of this spring as a fountain literally emanating from a woman's head, then flow down her long hair splitting and bubbling over rocks until coming to rest in a pool.