THE WAKE SCULPTURE
Two sculptures commissioned by Virgin Voyages’ for their first cruise ship; The Scarlet lady.
A 3D abstract interpretation of the wake of a ship, made from copper powder coated mesh. Our design references the undulating patterns and turbulent motions of the seas water left in the wake of a ship’s bow. Using the natural ‘V’ shape of a wake as the foundation of the sculpture, this shape was then digitally manipulated and distorted so that it more accurately reflected the fluid forms and motions from which it takes its inspiration.
Organic folds and dramatic curves emphasise the nautical inspiration and capture the water in movement. Varying heights add dynamism and energy, but an elegance is created through the softness of the curves, ensuring a cohesive collaboration with the interior space.
In collaboration with: Eric Boyer