Will Collieson with his 26-foot sculpture, Points of View outside Waterloo House. *Photo supplied
Will Collieson with his 26-foot sculpture, Points of View outside Waterloo House. *Photo supplied

The Green family commissioned local artist Will Collieson to create a new sculpture for their new property — Waterloo House.

His 26-foot sculpture Points of View now adorns the courtyard at the front of the building and reflects the marina with its sailboat theme.

“We were specifically interested in working with a local artist for this project and Will has a long and distinguished career as an artist and designer in Bermuda,” said Alexander Green on behalf of the Green family. “We are thrilled with the final sculpture. It is a relatively simple concept, yet its shapes and curves give it an interesting degree of complexity. There is an intriguing play of reflection, shade and shadow as the sun moves across the multiple curves of the sculpture and at night specially designed lighting continues the play of surfaces.”

The custom made sculpture took over a year to build using special moulds were built to form the fibreglass ”spars” and “sails”. Detailed design work aims to ensure that the structure will remain resistant to hurricane force winds.

In addition to the Waterloo House installation, Will Collieson has designed other public art pieces in Bermuda including two large sculptures inside HSBC, as well as the steel sculpture outside Sterling House and a sculpture outside the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. He has spent more than 30 years using installation art to create window displays for some of Bermuda’s most well-known department stores.

“I was delighted to be chosen for this project as the beautiful Waterloo House and its prime harbourfront location provided great inspiration,” said Collieson. “While I knew the sculpture would have to be fairly tall, I also had to make sure it would work in symphony with the architecture of the building. Waterloo House has a light, airy and unobtrusive feeling so the sculpture had to reflect that. Set within an infinity pool, the sculpture is designed to float within the space.”

“We thank Will for his artistic contribution that truly enhances and completes the overall look of Waterloo House. We hope that residents and tenants of the building as well as passers-by enjoy the sculpture for years to come,” said Andrew Green on behalf of the Green family.

Waterloo House was completed last month.