Shapes of water are constantly generated all around us, too fast for the human eye to perceive. The Vibration mirror is a sculpture where time has been stopped to materialize the complex geometry of intersecting water ripples.
Polish sculptor Malgorzata Chodakowska creates exquisitely beautiful and dynamic sculptures of bronze and wood that each feature water flowing from their limbs, waists, hair, or clothing. One figure features water flowing up from her shoulder blades like angel’s wings:
Watch this video to see Chodakowska’s beautiful and energetic water fountain sculptures in motion:
Environmental artist Martin Hillsalvages the rummages of nature, such as leaves, branches and stones among other organic materials to create an installation series inspired by the profound metaphor of the circle.
Shayna Leib is an American, Madison-based artist who work in a variety of mediums including ceramic, stone, metal, photography and fabric, though glass remains her profession’s material.
I often get asked how I create the sculptures in the Wind & Water series. It is a very lengthy and time-consuming process which utilizes many aspects of glassworking starting from the raw creation of the individual glass pieces in the hotshop to the “warm” process of slumping the glass in the kiln, followed by the assembly of the final sculpture.
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Tele-Present Water Simulates a Spot in the Pacific from Halfway Around the World
Artist David Bowen is known for his kinetic sculptures that are driven by real-world data from natural phenomenon. For his work “Tele-Present Water,” first exhibited at the National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland, Bowen pulled real-time wave intensity and frequency data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) buoy station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) located in the remote Shumagin Islands of Alaska. This information was scaled and transferred to a mechanical grid structure, resulting in an uncanny live simulation of the movement of water from halfway around the world. The piece, along with Bowen’s other works, speaks to the way technology and telecommunications can both alienate us from and unite us with the natural world. While technology has enabled us to control and model phenomena with unprecedented precision, it may also provide a means to understand the world in a more intimate, visceral way.