Ever think much about the ketchup you use? A visit to the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA will fill you in on the history of the H.J. Heinz Company.
As part of the History Center’s new Heinz exhibition, Director of Exhibits & Design Michael A. Dubois asked Chicago Scenic to create a unique tomato sculpture ‘waterfall’.
The completed nine-foot-tall tomato waterfall consists of a steel baseplate and pipe armature and features a Heinz bottle replica and more than a 100 custom-cast faux tomatoes (4 styles for variation), permanently affixed to a custom made tomato basket. Six of the tomatoes include fun facts about the iconic ketchup brand. Project
Manager Alyce Iversen oversaw the project; Steve Hemphill was the Project Lead.
The tomato waterfall is just part of the new exhibit celebrating the H.J. Heinz Company’s 145 years in business. The company began when young Henry John Heinz sold produce from his mother’s garden in Sharpsburg, PA; today the company features more than 5,700 products in 200 countries worldwide.