New gar­den near ROHM to house iconic water sculp­ture

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The 40ft water sculp­ture is sur­rounded by a stun­ning gar­den and will boast of water jets form­ing dif­fer­ent pat­terns dur­ing day and night

The new gar­den ad­ja­cent to the Royal Opera House Mus­cat (ROHM) will house an iconic water sculp­ture, de­signed and sculpted by a lead­ing Bri­tish artist.

The 40ft cre­ation is an ab­stract struc­ture, sculpted by Giles Rayner, a lead­ing player in the world of water sculp­ture. His unique de­signs can be seen in a num­ber of gar­dens and pub­lic spa­ces across the UK, and at a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional lo­ca­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to the de­sign­ers, the ge­o­met­ri­cal struc­ture is in­spired by ROHM, which in turn is in­flu­enced by the Is­lamic ar­chi­tec­ture. The 40ft water sculp­ture will sit in a pool 60m wide sur­rounded by a stun­ning gar­den and will boast of water jets form­ing dif­fer­ent pat­terns dur­ing day and night.

Rayner spe­cialises in us­ing cop­per, stain­less steel and bronze, of­ten at a large scale, to cre­ate imag­i­na­tive and highly in­di­vid­ual de­signs, which com­bines en­ergy and in­trigue. The use of mov­ing water em­pow­ers each de­sign with real life, achiev­ing some­times a sense of the dra­matic, some­times the more peace­ful.

Rayner’s skill in work­ing with in­di­vid­ual and fre­quently his­toric set­tings, en­sures that each sculp­ture is a time­less el­e­ment of its ar­chi­tec­tural land­scape or nat­u­ral sur­round­ings, a sen­si­tiv­ity which he re­gards as a vi­tal en­deav­our for each project.

(Mus­cat Daily)

The 40ft cre­ation has been sculpted by Giles Rayner

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