Power Pond, an interactive wishing well installation by FriendsWithYou was previously on exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. The installation was created for MOCA’s Tenth Anniversary celebration, and unveiled to the public on January 28, 2006. Topped by a 10-foot high black fiberglass snake, and located in MOCA’s outdoor reflecting pool, Power Pond was visible to passersby and motorists traveling along NE 125th Street in Miami, FL. Viewers were invited to make wishes that will help the world.
Power Pond originated from a story that the artists created about a mythic black snake that traveled through portals and came to inhabit MOCA’s reflecting pool. Upon seeing the sacred jewels in the Power Pond, the snake was frozen by their beauty and remains here forever to grant wishes. Toss your coins onto the sacred jewels and wish hard. If the wish is just, it will be granted. If the wish is selfish, the wish will be eaten by the black snake. Good luck and be careful!