Dolphin Fountain

After making sculptures out of tube for several years, it occurred to me that I could pump water, etc. through the them. These images show the progression from a sculpture in Copper wire, to successively more complex prototypes in Copper and stainless steel tube, and finally some renderings of what half-size and full-size fountains might look like.

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© 2016 Chris Taylor

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Here is a closeup of the plumbing for a half-scale fountain. I learned that you can arrange pumps in series to achieve greater pressure (head), or you can arrange them in parallel to achieve greater flow.