William Pye Water Scupture

Free Fall

In this large garden in Virginia Water, Surrey, this piece at 2.5 metres high is clearly visible from positions around the garden and the house. In order to stand out against the greenery, the chosen material is mirror-polished stainless steel. The work is of the same 'family' as my piece 'Detachment'.

A central column distributes a finely calibrated flow of water into the upturned beaks of its four 'offspring'. A film of water clings to the surfaces of the four vertical sides, falling in rhythmical rollwaving patterns. This piece necessitated a comparatively large and precisely levelled disc of stone paving to contain splash, collect and guide the fallen water towards a central grille, from where it could return to a remote reservoir.

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Concept development


Completion and launch