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David Harber has unveiled one of his largest ever artworks to date at the Operations Complex and headquarters of Denver Water, water utility for Denver, Colorado.
Commissioned by leading US art consultancy NINE dot ARTS, David Harber has designed two bespoke sculptures for the site – a huge, customised version of the classic Hydra sculpture; and Water Droplet, a unique sculpture designed exclusively for Denver Water.
The Hydra sculpture is crafted from seven gently curving branches of marine grade, mirror polished stainless steel, ranging in height from 5.5 to 8 metres. The face of each branch is painted in a graduating, ombre effect ranging from a rich, royal blue at the base to a light azure blue at the peak. The graduation reflects the varying depths of water seen in natural pools.
This very large sculpture is illuminated at night.
Sitting within the entryway to the principal building, the water droplet is formed from hundreds of mirror polished steel petals that are welded together to create a stunning, giant droplet of water.
The interior of the sculpture is painted a beautiful blue, and is lit internally with a concealed central uplighter to create a spectacular effect at night. In daylight, the mirrored petals provide reflections of the sky and surrounding grounds.