‘Writ in Water’ is an installation designed by the artist Mark Wallinger and Studio Octopi for the National Trust at Runnymede, in the English county of Surrey. It is a monument raised to commemorate Britain’s Magna Carta, the charter which rebel feudal barons forced King John to sign, precisely at Runnymede, 800 years ago. So this construction is a celebration of the principles of democracy, but also a place for reflection and contemplation that uses water, the sky, and light as fundamental ingredients.
With a diameter of slightly over 15 meters, the building appears on a hill, surrounded by a meadow with views of the Thames River. Its round walls are built of rammed earth and form a labyrinth of sorts, inside which a moment of great intensity is produced: the contemplation of natural light which, dramatically entering through an oculus, is reflected in a pool of water.
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