This fascinating sculpture was built by Bunting for the University of Pittsburgh’s Biomedical Science Tower 3. It is at first glance a series of 14 perforated stainless steel tubes placed in the entryway of a new high-rise research facility.
By day, water streams up through the center of the tubes and cascades over their surface, collecting in a stainless steel trough set into the base of the building. The flow of water is completely automated and employs a wind sensor to shut off the water if heavy winds develop. By night, an internal fiber optic lighting system glows through the perforations in the core pipes, highlighting different colored sections of each pillar.