William Pye Water Scupture

Coanda series

Henri Coanda has been called 'the father of fluid dynamics'. He was particularly intrigued by the way water clings to surfaces. This came to be called the Coanda effect. Where water is allowed to spill over the edge of an overhang in the shape of a bowl, it clings to the underside. I first noted this phenomenon on one of the two fountains in front of St Peter's in Rome.