The Water Icon (1999)

Eric Kuhne

Bovis Lend Lease

One of the major civic art pieces designed specifically for the Bluewater Park UK. 'The Water Icon' designed by Eric Kuhne is an interactive art piece that uses water and human interaction to create a vortex that climbs the central tube. The hydraulics and structural properties of the Icon required specialised materials and fixings.

Medical grade glass cylinders were used to contain the liquid while precision machining, structural reinforcing and specialised bolts were used to ensure containment and safety. Design, development, installation and project management by AG Public Art.