This water feature was inspired by the idea of a sheaf of oats. I have based the design on wild oats, because the spikelet heads on each stem have elegant long ears.
The fountain takes the form of a bound sheaf of many oat stems with one or more heads curving over. Each spikelet head emits a fine stream of water from its long ear. The many fine laminar water streams form an outwards curving shape, complementing the shape of the oat sheaf. These streams show up brightly in sunlight or lateral illumination.
The first version of this fountain design to be made has been exhibited at the Hampton Court Flower Show in July 2010. The full visual effect and sound is impressive and it was greatly admired at the show..
This water feature is suitable for a large pond in a garden, or a lake in a public space.
1.5cm high : £8,200