Transformation is the key to this work, and William Pye has drawn parallels with the movement and energy of the changing vortex and the mythological tale of Scylla.

The circular movement of water inside the transparent acrylic cylinder forms an air-core vortex in its centre. The form of the vortex can be seen in different states. When the vessel is filling from its base, the vortex rises, twisting and writhing; but when the water falls over the edge of the vessel, the air core becomes much more regular and rope-like. The pump then switches off, allowing the level of water to fall, the water becomes crystal clear, and the container empties before the cycle starts again.

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