水の彫刻 Charybdis – Water Sculpture



ロンドンつながりでこれをメモ。巨大な水の渦巻きインスタレーション。
お風呂の水を流した時、コーヒーのミルクをかき混ぜたとき、
普段日常のなかに潜むちょっとした自然現象を抽出した作品。
イギリス、サンダーランドにあるSeaham Hall ホテルに設置されているそうです。

 > The sirens Charybdis and Scylla resided in the Sicilian Sea.
 > Homer tells us that because Charybdis had stolen the oxen of Hercules,
 > Zeus struck her with a thunderbolt and changed her
 > into a whirlpool whose vortex swallowed up ships.
 > In Charybdis the circular movement of water inside a transparent
 > acrylic cylinder forms an air-core vortex in the centre.
 > Steps wrap around the cylinder and allow spectators to view the vortex from above.
 > The cylinder was manufactured in Grand Junction, Colorado.
 > Charybdis is William Pye’s largest vortex water sculpture to date,
 > and he has used for only the second time the clear acrylic polymer
 > he employed in Clearwater Cube.
 > This material has enabled Pye to extend his sculptural language and
 > to explore more ways in which to challenge the wayward element of water.
 > A high level of water filtration is essential for maintaining transparency
 > and thereby expressing the drama of the vortex.
参考:
渦巻きアート 『Charybdis』 (古今東西製品情報) [Link]
William Pye [Link]


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