William Pye Water Scupture


The concept is a direct development of my Brimming Bowl series. These works have all incorporated internal weirs within a pool, both as aesthetic features and also as a means of circulating the water.

Surface tension maintains a flat elipse of apparently still water at a level that is perceptibly higher than the rim of its bronze container. A significant flow of water enters the bottom of the vessel and as this rises turbulence disappears to give an effect of stillness, despite the fact that some 30 gallons per minute are slipping down the throat of the weirs.

The earlier pieces had circular bellmouth weirs. More recent pieces have incorporated other shapes, like the 'horn of plenty' weir in Coracle. See a video here

A delightful commission which was realised in a truly sympathetic setting.

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