Nyneve is a 3.5 metre silicon bronze sculpture. The piece references the form of a leaf, with its purifying and filtering qualities.
Its organic shape, cast in bronze and polished to a warm golden glow, features a vein-like texture inspired by the fluid flow of tree bark. Its skyward reaching aerofoil form plays with the eddying air around it, whilst giving the illusion of a twisting upward flow.
In the Savills and David Harber Garden at RHS Chelsea 2019, Nyneve was presented emerging from a body of water, where its mirrored reflection is mimicked by dozens of fluttering leaf-like stainless steel petals. These kinetic floating petals create ripples of reflected light as they shimmer across the surface.
Nyneve is cast in Oxfordshire in silicon bronze
3.5 metres tall.