Steve Hopkins Web Pages

Steve Hopkins: Fountaineer


I like to design and construct illuminated water features. I call them 'Lumifonts'.
The idea is to create magical visual effects with flowing water and light. I use some clever technology but conceal it behind natural-looking designs.

In particular I experimented a lot with the 'chromostrobic' lighting technique developed by kinetic light sculptor and friend Paul Friedlander.

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Around 2003, I sold a few Lumifonts via my cottage craft company 'Orrelwood Waterworks'. This was artistically successful, but financially inglorious.

Nowadays I just make them occasionally for my own amusement but am open to offers and collaborations.

Lumifont water plume

Lumifont Animation

Creations and commissions