Splash @ Marina 2008
This 6.95-metre high sculpture consists of painting on an actual-sized replica of the seven pumps operating in Marina Barrage.
Splash@Marina symbolises a cohesive nation. The pool of water, which is formed by many water droplets, represents one people joining hands. The painting of the fireworks conveys the celebration of light and life, while the wind is the force pulling everyone towards a common goal. The artist, Lim Poh Teck, also wrote the word "Water" in different languages so that visitors from around the world would be welcomed to Marina Barrage in their own language.
Wasser Zylinder, 2008
Made up of three water cylinders, Wasser Zylinder symbolizes the connection between the shores of Marina South and Marina East. When half-filled, each cylinder, measuring 1.8 metres in diameter, rolls over and empties itself before rolling back to its original position. This to-and-fro movement contrasts with the tidal surge of water released from the crest gates.
Wind and water are constant elements in all of Bernward Frank’s kinetic sculptures. His public kinetic sculptures are mainly found in Germany. Wasser Zylinder is one of the first to be commissioned and displayed outside of Europe. Taking his inspiration from children’s toys, the artist chose to use cheerful colours for the cylinders.
The Force of Nature, 2008 ed. 8/8
The Force of Nature
(183 x 106 x 40 cm) depicts a woman seeking to harness the Earth and the force of nature. The sculpture symbolises the strong bond between human beings and nature as well as the need to respect and conserve nature.
Lorenzo Quinn decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature after seeing the tsunami-ravaged coast in Thailand and the aftermath of a hurricane in the United States of America. The Force of Nature
is therefore reminiscent of the statues made by early peoples as offerings to the gods in the hope of appeasing them.
What Goes Around Comes Around, 2008 ed. 1/8
This sculpture (203 x 98 x 40 cm) shows a man standing on a globe with his outreached hand encircling him and the globe and returning to point at him. The art piece symbolises the need to do good, as we reap what we sow. It reflects the importance of environmental sustainability.
Lorenzo Quinn started out as a painter before turning to sculpture, which enabled him to express his creativity through three-dimensional works. He believes that his sculptures should transmit emotions and communicate with the people who view them. He obtains inspiration from the experiences of everyday life.
was unveiled for the official opening of the Marina Barrage on 31 October 2008. The piece represents a pledge from our leaders and stakeholders to take care of Singapore’s precious water resources. It consists of about 500 tempered glass tiles. Every tile is unique, illustrating what water means to different individuals. A water-like visual effect is achieved by the glass catching sunlight in the day and spotlights at night.
Ceramic artist Jessie Lim and sculptor John Stewart Jackson envisioned a huge waterfall as the dominant design for Community Wall
. Their artistic vision mirrors PUB’s hopes that all our catchments and waterways will flow continuously with clean and fresh water for all generations to come.
Water through three states endlessly recycles itself in abundance. In its many forms, water shapes, moulds and nurtures. This is the inspiration behind Abundance.
Conceptualised and designed by renowned Singapore fashion designer Benny Ong, this original silk woven art piece was commissioned by PUB and unveiled by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the opening of Marina Barrage on 31 Oct 2008.