Sculpting with Water
William Pye, an internationally acclaimed sculptor, exhibited eleven important pieces in the Secret Garden in May 2019. He worked closely with the Trustees to create a very special show, which enthused a wide audience, from art lovers to those new to sculpture and also children. His fascinating pieces are made principally from stainless steel and cast bronze; and water is integral to most of his work. William Pye is inspired by the extraordinary qualities of water and the natural laws of hydrostatics, and how these can be manipulated.
He has held exhibitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice; in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro; in the USA, Hong Kong and Japan; and many in the UK. His work is found in private gardens and public places. These include a major commission on London’s South Bank; sculpture in the Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg; in the Serpent Garden, Alnwick Castle; in Drammen town centre, Norway; and in Muscat, Oman. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA and President of the Hampshire Sculpture Trust.