Caddisfly Cascade

"Caddisfly Cascade" is part of an environmental art sequence integrated into the Ventura Harbor Wetlands Ecological Reserve. This presentation board shows how the artwork improves habitat, connect people to the water in and around the site, and reveals the links between human building techniques and animal architecture. Inspired by the extraordinary outer shell constructed by the aquatic caddisfly, the artwork consists of a cascade, terraces, and planting. "Caddisfly Cascade" celebrates the release of water from the wetland ponds to the Santa Clara River and reveals an important—and otherwise unseen—event within the city’s infrastructure. This artwork is part of “Cinematic Frames & Progressions”—an Art Vision Plan that recommends outdoor rooms, viewing platforms, pathways, and habitat enhancement for a 40-acre ecological reserve. Conceived as cinematic frames and progressions in the landscape, an environmental art sequence is focused on the integration of ecology, placemaking, and aesthetics.