The distance from the main house and views from the upper level suggested to me a vertical sculpture for this courtyard. My proposed solution was a descendant of my 1964 sculpture 'Charioteer' inspired by my first visit to Greece when I saw the Charioteer at Delphi, the vertical folds of the chiton that hangs around the body suggesting a fluted column, in contrast to the more dynamic form expressed in the upper body.
The chosen material was mirror-polished stainless steel in order to catch the light, the reflections and moving water animating the whole. At 2.5 metres high, it provides a clearly visible feature when seen from various positions within the house. A spout on each of the four corners delivers a smooth rope of water, and deflectors below each spout transform the smooth flow into a dancing spray.