Brimming, Spilling, Deflecting… William Pye Has A Way With Water.

william pye water sculptures

Willam Pye is internationally known for his water sculptures. However most of them are located outside of the United States, so I wanted to share some of them with you.

William Pye Water Sculptures

Large and small, indoor and outdoor, William Pye Water Sculptures are fountains in which the movement of water is key in the design. The waters flow in natural ways to create unusual looking pieces. His work has been commissioned by airports and embassies, corporations and private collectors. His work graces the most famous of gardens and the interiors of world class museums.

Sculptor William Pye with one of his Vortex series fountains

Well-versed in the properties of water- the way it clings to surfaces, the way it reflects, the way it pools, pours and moves are all things that this artist takes into consideration- as you can plainly see in the amazing works below.

Charybdis:
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Above: In Charybdis the circular movement of water inside a transparent acrylic cylinder forms an air-core vortex in the centre. The water actually moves up and down within the piece. Steps wrap around the cylinder and allow spectators to view the vortex from above.

Aquabar:
william pye water sculptures
Clear Water Cube:


Note: Clear Water Cube, Aquabar and Charybdis are the only three pieces thus far in which William has used acrylic.
Tureen:
tureen_cambridge
Waterglass:
waterglass1
Coanda:
coanda
Brimming Bowl:
brimming Bowl fountain william pye
Downpour:


Argosy:

Meniscus:
water fountains
Torricelli:
torricelli_northumblerand torricelli2
Canyons:
canyon
Epidavros:
epidavros
Sibirica Minor:
sibiricaminor
Pole and Skip:

Spillway:
spillway2
Rhonda:
ronda
Triple Spout:


Aberglasney:

Thenford Coanda:

Starburst:
starburst
Crescent:
crescent
Coracle II:
coracle II

He has various size installations and many more pieces, all available to view on his website where you can learn the ‘water vocabulary’, concepts of water manipulation, and see his inspiration as well as available works.

William Pye

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