'Hose Cactus' by Brian Jewett is a creative and unique way to remind residents living in the southwestern United States just how scare and precious their water really is. Jewett took the garden hose, one of the biggest wasters of water around, and turned it into a cactus, a symbol of water scarcity.
The irony of 'Hose Cactus' is almost too painful to be funny. Being a resident of Southern California, I can affirm that more people need to be aware of water shortages. The 'Hose Cactus' is as good a way as any to remind people how precious water truly is.