Nyneve is a 3.5 metre silicon bronze sculpture, which was inspired by the idea of the Lady of the Lake, representing something man-made coming out of serene nature. Defiant and resolute, it is born of nature and symbolises purity.
The piece references the form of a leaf, with its purifying and filtering qualities. In this way, it embraces the environmental message of the Savills and David Harber Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Its organic shape, cast in bronze and polished to a warm golden glow, features a vein-like texture inspired by the fluid flow of tree bark. Its skyward reaching aerofoil form plays with the eddying air around it, whilst giving the illusion of a twisting upward flow.
At RHS Chelsea, Nyneve is presented emerging from a body of water, where its mirrored reflection is mimicked by dozens of fluttering leaf-like stainless steel petals. These kinetic floating petals create ripples and waves of reflected light as they seemingly shimmer across the surface.