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How to Find Artistic Professional Plumbing

Don’t you love going to the ballet… or maybe to see a play or movie? If those aren’t your idea of fun, it might be reading a good book, going to a museum, or visiting cities with beautiful architecture.

Either way, all of these examples are fun ways to enjoy art. It’s common for different people to have different views of art, appreciate certain forms more than others, or have complete contempt for a select few types.

It is important to be open to all types of art, no matter what form it takes, and to see it for what it is--someone’s creation.

This is why professional plumbing can be considered art and we would like to take a deeper look as to why plumbers might be viewed as master artists. Keep reading to find out more!

Plumbing Has Always Been an Art

“alwaysart”We are going to take a quick look at the history of the word ‘art.’ The word actually stems from ‘artifice’ which can be translated in Latin to mean ‘workmanship.’

There are also other schools of thought that define ‘art’ as anything that is not of nature. Using this definition, everything from furniture, televisions, shelving, and cola cans can be considered art.

This also means that plumbing is, in fact, an art. Plumbing has been around since 4,000-3,000 BC and was used by ancient Egyptians. In addition, the Greeks and Romans also used plumbing in the form of ‘toilets’ and bathhouses.

We put the word toilet in quotes due to the fact they were nothing at all like the modern toilets of today, instead, more like holes in the ground.

Famous Plumbing Structures

“modernplumbing”You might still be erring on the side of caution when it comes to calling plumbing ‘art.’

We completely understand but think of all of the famous fountains and aqueducts!

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is one of the most popular destinations in the world and the Fountain of Wealth in Singapore is another sought after tourist spot.

The Los Angeles River Aqueduct has been featured in hundreds of movies including Grease, The Italian Job, Terminator 2, Drive, Point Blank, and Gone in Sixty Seconds. A second, equally as famous aqueduct can be found in France:

Pont du Gard. If you are STILL unconvinced, think of the Fountains of Bellagio. The water is paired with lights and music for an astounding show for visitors to see!

Plumbing in Suburbia

“communityplumbing”Some of the mentioned destinations are far away and you might never see yourself visiting them.

However, you can see some beautiful art just by looking out your windows!

Designed lakes and their accompanying fountains, irrigation systems that keep your flowers alive, and the sewage pipes that you can’t even see are all forms of art.

The fact is, that even though you can’t see some of these fixtures, someone created them, they serve a purpose, and they help keep your surroundings beautiful.

Plumbing Perspectives

Seeing everything that in man-made as art can be a bit of a stretch for some people. However, being able to appreciate the thought, the design, and the final product are all a matter of perspective.

If you see your child’s hand-drawn picture as priceless as the Mona Lisa, you know exactly what we’re talking about. It is all in how you appreciate someone else’s creativity.

If you enjoyed the plumbing history lesson and the shift in perspective, take a moment to share this blog with your friends! Maybe they can learn something too!

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