You Are Mostly of Water, by Jonathon Bolitho

The water reservoir, designed by Landscape Architect Jon Skinfield, is a water tank  highlighting the “coriolis effect” spiral which funnels and filters the water.  Surrounded by a climbing Orange Trumpet vine which flowers in winter, the site holds the whole sites recycled water supply.

This floating work takes inspiration from the complex cellular forms required that allow plants to transport water and sustain life, mirroring the structure and function of the Reservoir itself at Eden Gardens.

The sculpture floats effortlessly on the surface of the water and its movement reflects subtle changes on its surface. Negative space created by the organic circular shapes means that the water itself forms an essential part of the sculpture and remains the focal point. Conceptually, this accentuates the idea that whether on a microscopic level, within our own bodies, or on a global scale, water is an essential ingredient for life. At Eden Garden’s, 60% of water usage is provided by the water recycling and harvesting stored in the reservoir. Coincidentally, this figure is similar to the amount of water that constitutes our own bodies. ‘You Are Mostly Water’ highlights the importance of this vital liquid, and its life-giving properties.

The water reservoir, designed by Landscape Architect Jon Skinfield, is a water tank  highlighting the “coriolis effect” spiral which funnels and filters the water.  Surrounded by a climbing Orange Trumpet vine which flowers in winter, the site holds the whole sites recycled water supply.

we-are-all-made-of-water-jonathon-bolithoThis floating work takes inspiration from the complex cellular forms required that allow plants to transport water and sustain life, mirroring the structure and function of the Reservoir itself at Eden Gardens.

The sculpture floats effortlessly on the surface of the water and its movement reflects subtle changes on its surface. Negative space created by the organic circular shapes means that the water itself forms an essential part of the sculpture and remains the focal point. Conceptually, this accentuates the idea that whether on a microscopic level, within our own bodies, or on a global scale, water is an essential ingredient for life. At Eden Garden’s, 60% of water usage is provided by the water recycling and harvesting stored in the reservoir. Coincidentally, this figure is similar to the amount of water that constitutes our own bodies. ‘You Are Mostly Water’ highlights the importance of this vital liquid, and its life-giving properties.

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