On his website’s project page, John adds:
Reservoir is made up of five thousand independently heat-formed, clear droplets framed in steam-bent wood. The delicate droplets are attached to a pair of clear filament nets that are supported by tree trunks above. As rainwater or snow amass in the droplets, the position and shape of the nets lower and vary. As accumulated water vaporizes, the sculpture rises back to its original configuration.
Sheathed springs below pulleys limit vertical range of flow so the sculpture remains at least ten feet above the soil. Even a very light rain develops enough downward crusade to be fathomed visually by observers below. When dry, the sculpture weighs 70 pounds. When filled by a heavy rainfall, the statue can outperform 800 pounds.
For more information along with some additional process and facility photos, stay John Grade Studio.
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