Large Acer Tree Fountain for Treetops Hospice
This large fountain, 5ft (1.5m) high was commissioned for the Treetops Hospice in Derbyshire. It has been istalled in the courtyard of a new wing opened by the Duchess of Gloucester on November 2nd 2010.
The fountain is based on the Acer Palmatum tree, with its curving, finger-shaped leaves.The fountain has delicate hand beaten leaves and curved branches. Water is fed at four different pressures, so that all leaves drip gently from their drooping tips. It makes a soft splashing sound. Light catches the droplets and fine streams of falling water .