The Culture of Water is a public Art work commissioned by Landcom for the new Western Sydney housing development, 'The Ponds'. The competition was won in late 2010 and the piece began being built in the workshop of Fabricator Bert Mannng in Mittagong in July 2012. The work now sits in the lake at The Ponds. It consists of seven organic reed-like forms with a spiral flowing through the middle of the composition. The brief for the project centred around the theme of 'The Culture of Water' and the piece talks about the natural system of water as it is transpired via the plant kingdom to it's gaseous state in the sky and returned to the earth through the spiral vortex of the clouds. A gentle fountain bubbles beneath the tip of the spiral and an aeration system installed also in a spiral configuration centred on the sculpture within the lake provides currents to keep the water moving and healthy. The work was installed at the end of November 2012. These images map the building process.