The artist has created a work whose size and massive shape forms its own miniature world in the park where it is located. Placed on a hillock, it dominates the surroundings. On the one hand, "Solar Labyrinth" is a landmark, a place for children to play, a meeting point and a place to sit down and relax. On the other, it is an environment unto itself, its dimensions, materials and details of form all carefully balanced to form an artistic whole. The work is an object carefully placed in an environment that has been molded by the artist.
it is truly beautiful when you see it in person!
There is yet a third aspect to the "Solar Labyrinth". To find the sundial one must first clear the labyrinth, and to use the information the dial provides, that is, to tell the time, one must first master the contents of its brass table. Astala presents the viewer with challenges and tasks which pose questions about the movement of the sun and other celestial bodies, the universe and the essence of time. "Solar Labyrinth" is like a window opening to another world - once you look out of the window, you want to know more about what you see.
I have a busy weekend ahead of me, how about you? Have a safe and happy weekend, everyone.
N Posted by Rain at 1/12/2007 10:34:00 AM