Onda (Wave) – video

2004
Project for an outdoor fountain on a open square
The sculpture ONDA is a composition of three WAVE-elements of different sizes (length: big WAVE 6m; medium WAVE 4,8m; small WAVE 3m)
The three WAVES on the square give the idea of monoliths in a Zen-garden.
The enclosure of the WAVES is cut in stone.
The ground plan is formed by the overlap of a WAVE with a counter-WAVE (see waves: images 6 – ‘crocodile physics’ and simulation on cd-rom).
The basin inside, built in resin, has the same form; it is covered with an elastic membrane skin. With air pressure guided through a tube into the basin, the membrane skin grows and deflates like a WAVE.