Water’s Soul

Water’s Soul

  • Located on the Newport waterfront in Jersey City, NJ. Take PATH or Light Rail to Newport station.
  • Open to public

Water’s Soul is an 80-foot tall installation by renowned artist Jaume Plensa. It is situated on a historic Hudson River waterfront pier and is Plensa’s tallest public sculpture to date. The sculpture portrays the serene face of a young subject holding a finger to her lips in a state of silent contemplation.

Water’s Soul pays homage to the pier’s rich history, which saw much of the trade coming in and out of New York Harbor on ferries and rail barges during the 19th and early-20th centuries. The site-specific sculpture also reflects Plensa’s belief in the collective hope for humanity to build a better world.

In addition to its impressive height, Water’s Soul is also notable for its white marble, giving it a serene and timeless quality. The subject’s face is carefully sculpted, with every detail carefully considered to convey a sense of peaceful contemplation.

The sculpture’s placement on the Hudson River waterfront adds to its significance. As visitors approach the piece, they are greeted with breathtaking views of the river and the Statue of Liberty in the distance. This connection to the water and the historic pier further reinforce the sculpture’s themes of contemplation and the collective hope for a better future.

Water’s Soul has quickly become a beloved landmark in the area and a must-see for visitors to Jersey City. It is a testament to Plensa’s skill as an artist and his ability to create thought-provoking works that speak to the human condition.

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