William Pye Water Scupture

William Pye wins competition in Norway

On 5th May 2008 William Pye won a major international sculpture competition for a water sculpture to occupy a new square in the town of Drammen, near Oslo in Norway.

The jury, comprising professional artists, the donors and members of the town council, unanimously chose Pye's proposal from a short list of five that comprised artists from the United States, Germany, Norway and Britain.

'Waterice' will be visible and eye-catching from afar and is something with which the public can interact. It is not a pavilion or shelter, although it is something that one can enter and pass through, experiencing and enjoying the various effects from different angles. In mild warm weather it is a water sculpture. During winter in freezing conditions it becomes an ice sculpture.

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