William Pye’s Charybdis Sculpture : A Contained Natural Phenomena

We all know William Pye to be one of the innovative minds behind several out-of-the-box designs like the Antony Cone water sculpture at the Antony House in Cornwall, but this is something even more depth defying than many of his other creations.

Behold Charybdis, a whirlpool vortex contained within an acrylic polymer composition that matches curiosity for awe. Located in Seaham Hall, Sunderland, this magnificent artwork was inspired by Homer’s tales of Scylla and Charybdis, the two sirens whom Zeus had struck to become inhuman entities. Charybdis became a massive vortex that swallowed up ships that strayed too close to her gaping mouth.

Charybdis Sculpture

You can find his website will all his amazing water sculptures right here.


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