Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk created this stunning 6-foot tall raindrop sculpture called “Rain” using bronze and glass. A huge raindrop stands suspended on the figure’s face as he looks up toward the sky.
The work has several meanings including representing man’s delicate relationship with nature.This orb of translucent glass seems to balance perfectly, a sort of calm communing happening between the droplet and the solitary figure.
As Bilyk explains to us, “The name of the work is ‘Rain,’ which seems clear and obvious at first glance. However, it is quite broad and has several meanings. Chiefly, it is dedicated to the inner dialogue of a man with himself; it expresses interrogation of a man in search of senses, unanswered lifetime questions. That’s why the man is holding his head up.
“The raindrop is a symbol of the dialogue which connects a man with a whole diversity of life forms. The figure has a loose and porous structure and relates to dry land, which absorbs water. In this work I play with scale, making a raindrop large enough to compare a man with an insect, considering that man is a part of nature. Moreover, this work concerns the question of interaction and difficulties in coexistence of man with environment.
“Almost each sculpture is autobiographical. Senses and questions which fascinate me became fundamental in the creation of ‘Rain.’ In almost all cases, the sculpture provokes the viewer to look up in anticipation of the same raindrop.”
There are ten “Rain” sculptures all around the world embellishing the reflecting life of whoever comes across it.