This piece started as the re-construction of a font (mistakenly) believed to have originated in ancient Greece during the 4th Century BC. It is an oracular sculpture dedicated to Tantalus, one of the lesser (and more ill behaved) gods of Greek mythology.
The fountain is a functioning beverage vending machine. A coin inserted in the front panel slot will produce a dispensing of whatever substance is contained
* Moolacto - equal parts vodka, milk, and white cream de cocoa. with frothing block of dry ice in the middle ... a sinful adult milkshake.