William Pye Water Scupture


The sensation of walking behind a waterfall is universally appealing – to be surrounded by water, yet to remain dry. This is the feeling I wished to capture in this sculpture in St Christopher's Place, London. A spring or source is symbolised by water emerging from a small dome at the very top and making its way down the outer surfaces of the four legs of the structure, running within shallow containing walls.

Continuing this bucolic analogy, these four streams descend into four pools that in turn overflow with four clear waterfalls, the water disappearing into grilles at ground level. The aim has been to conceive an object that will appear both imposing and elegant at a distance, whilst inviting the spectator to draw near and enjoy its more intimate aspects.

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  • Cristos, St Cristopher's Place, London