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The term meridian comes from the Latin ‘meridies’, meaning ‘midday’; the subsolar point passes through a given meridian at solar noon, midway between the times of sunrise and sunset on that meridian. Likewise, the Sun crosses the celestial meridian at the same time. So a meridian is the half of an imaginary great circle on the Earth’s surface, terminated by the North Pole and the South Pole, connecting points of equal longitude. This sculpture represents the half circle created by the meridian and encapsulates the sun and the moon.
The abstract from interlocks four meridian to create strong sculptural form, ever changing as various shadows and light catch the many flanges. On closer inspection one can only wonder how is was possible to be constructed as all the thick steel sections intersect each other! Mathematically this is the most challenging sculpture I have made!
The sculpture is fabricated from steel which is weathering naturally in the elements.