Water Chimes (2001)
The main structure of the sculpture is ‘T’ Washed galvanised mild steel, with the column graphite painted.
The water bowls are spun copper and the bells are a brass/bronze alloy, together forming a 26 feet high rotating water clock, that chimes on the hour. The sculpture is situated at the Brayford Pool, Lincoln.
The whole of the top section of the Water Chimes rotates once an hour, like the minute hand of a clock. Water flows constantly down the copper bowls and as the hour is reached the bowls are released which in turn tips the arms and chimes the bells. At night a light beam shines down to the base showing the time. www.andyplant.co.uk/html/lincoln
About the Designer
Andy Plant has been making interactive mechanical sculpture for 25 years, combining a background of sculpture, engineering, and large transforming theatre sets, his work is ’as much about performance as visual art… a sense of place and a sense of humour’.
Following the Fine Art Degree from Wolverhampton, 1977, Andy Plant’s practice has included the design of public clocks at Covent Garden, Poole, Accrington, Wolverhampton as well as Lincoln, hospital projects, automata and outdoor events. www.andyplant.co.uk