John Grade is an artist and the person behind his project called RESERVOIR (Ascesa). It’s an amazing installation that was built in 2018 at the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Borgo Valsugana, Trento, Italy.
“Reservoir is made up of five thousand individually heat-formed, clear droplets framed in steam-bent wood,” Grade shared on his personal website. “The delicate droplets are attached to a pair of clear filament nets that are supported by tree trunks above. As rainwater or snow accumulates in the droplets, the position and shape of the nets lower and change. As collected water evaporates, the sculpture rises back to its original configuration.”
When dry, the sculpture weighs 70 pounds, but when it is filled by heavy rainfall, the sculpture can exceed 800 pounds.
Scroll down and check out the giant chandelier below.