Edition of 3
This work explores the potential of form to define space. The circle representing the sun, earth or moon. The viewer can pass though the sculpture – the work becoming a gateway, an entrance. As we pass under the celestial sphere, we become part of the work, perhaps connecting with the metaphysical.
The zenith is an imaginary point above a particular location, on the imaginary celestial sphere. ‘Above’ means in the vertical direction opposite to gravitational force at that location. The opposite direction, i.e. the direction in which gravity pulls, is toward the nadir. The zenith is the “highest” point on the celestial sphere. The word ‘zenith’ derives from the Arabic expression سمت الرأس (samt al-ras), meaning ‘path above the head’.
The form combines strong clean lines with the drama of heavy ships steel. The sculpture is available in two editions – 2m and 4m height.