Reminiscent of freshly cut lawns and the good old lemonade icy pole, there was always a winner in the back yard on a hot summer day...the sprinkler. Very much the Aussie icon, it was a rite of passage for all children in the neighbourhood.
Constructed from leftovers, the Sprinkler Tree is welded from recycled old copper pipes and tubing sourced from the demolition of a commercial site. The tree base is a metal vintage outdoor umbrella stand. And just like leftovers, it tastes better the second time around.
Standing 2500mm high and 1500mm diameter, the Sprinkler Tree possesses over 70 brass water jets located at the tip of each branch. The varying profiles of copper tube enhances the organic nature of the tree. All the branches are carefully fashioned up, to eliminate any danger of grievous bodily harm.
The upward direction of the branches creates a dramatic effect as the water droplets spray high and then gently drizzle down. Like a dandelion, the continual flow of water droplets creates an almost circular ball around the copper sculpture.
Overtime, the copper tree has aged, developing a beautiful patina. Exposed to the elements, the copper sprinkler tree looks all the more alluring as its left to age gracefully.