For those wondering about the two-ton stainless steel sculpture I’ll be making here for the next three weeks at the Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, here is the rendering, along with the text description below it. Also, here is the website for the symposium: Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, Korea (edit: after symposium, link changed to updated page for 2011 symposium)
We are always in transition; from one breath to another, each heartbeat to the next – we are transitioning from our past experience to who we are now and who we would like to be.
This sculpture, titled TRANSITION, is the expressed reminder of that reality. Its overall shape implies a gateway: a universal marking of transition from one place to another, from one choice or moment into the next. The horizontal crosspiece hearkens to ancient flint stone carvings shaped by man, while the vertical support pieces are clean, modern and monolithic – representational of the moment that present transitions to past.
TRANSITION symbolizes the concept of bringing awareness to each unique moment of time. I have chosen to offset the horizontal crosspiece to bring visual focus to a specific point at the gateway. This choice visually pulls the viewer in to contemplate the complex and multifaceted surface at the gateway entry, symbolic of the moment of transition. The gateway entry point is slightly smaller than an average door entry width, alluding to the concept that the difficult moments or choices in life are not passed through with great ease.