Dumfries House Pergola
Pergola was commissioned for the front of this recently restored 18th century house in Scotland. The sculpture is an extension of my Water Trellis pieces where I have used hydrostatic pressure to control jets. The excess of water delivered to the top flows down the outer surfaces of the four legs of the structure into bronze bowls and through spouts falls into the higher pool. The water flows down to the lower level through four spouts. At the very top is a bronze thistle flower - Scotland's symbol - which is also the centrepiece of my Thistle Fountain in the Queen Elizabeth Garden.