About the Project

A Drop in the Bucket was an outdoor sculpture with text by Jane Greengold, which was concerned with Collect Pond, the seventy-acre freshwater pond that was located in lower Manhattan until it was filled after 1803.


Greengold’s project included a water purification device and journals by the fictional 18th-century character Charles Cooper, a proto-environmentalist created by the artist. An excerpt from the journal asserted, “When we see how drastically things can change, we can see how important it is to fight for whatever we believe is worth keeping.”




Jane Greengold

A Drop in the Bucket