Ariane Prin created the Water Cups Fountain after taking notice of all the amazing fountains and water sculptures in Poland. This turn table invention makes one of a kind clay cups. By pushing the wheel round and round, the vessels above shower color all over the molds with designs that are spunky and striking. Watching the movement of all the parts and the artist interacting with the passing cups is really smooth, graceful and quite relaxing.
Surprisingly, a secondary meaning behind all this is something extraordinarily unfortunate. The facility where the cup art machine was first used was an old prison from 1826 where it held an ugly secret of water torture stories on Polish freedom fighters until it leaked in 1956. Her use of red color represents the blood of those tortured by water before being killed. Her demonstration is staged in front of the execution wall.