There are an almost limitless array of plans for fountains in my head at the moment. Fountains that support fish. Fountains with trailing wildflowers. Raku fountains. Massive, honking garden-sized fountains.
The problem is that reckless abandon is a chancy guide when you’re crafting a compound object that weighs in the neighborhood of 100 pounds.
I think I’ve worked out most of the mechanical issues. Having a large basal catchment is key… I’ve also started using slabs as supporting trusses within the structure.
So- thinking that I was now primed to receive libations as the fountain god, I spent a morning bashing out the following components on the wheel…
- Basal pedestal
- Catch basin
- Slab (for structural, supporting elements)
- Two globes as water basins
- Two smaller globes, nested inside the larger, for water-loving, trailing plants
However, I was less Entish than I should have been (treebeard fans will follow the reference).
Thus, the final assemblage came out A) more symmetrical than I wanted, and B) a bit top-heavy.
On the plus side, I think that this model should function beautifully. I’m hoping to plant watercress in the planters- maybe a few wayward plants will soften the aspect. A coating of glaze will probably help too.
Or… I could just plant a dwarf spruce or two and embrace my inner Burl Ives.
Spontaneity is all well… but I think I’ll leave my extemporaneous work to objects of ten pound and under from now on.