The Tropism Well uses natural laws of physics to function. Once it has seen you, the gentle bowing motion is created simply by moving water up and down the stem.
Through the synthesis of nature and technology, these structures explore the relationships we have with objects and spaces that surround us on a daily basis. The simple gestural connection that’s created offers a stimulating and symbolic moment.
We plan to use Tropism Wells at festivals and events and also open up conversations for permanent installations to replace the current ageing drinking fountains in public space.
(music by Moondog - My Tiny Butterfly)