Luna

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2004 h12'xw8'xd1' Stainless Steel,
10"x8" Kiln-Cast Emerald Glass Cylinder

Commissioned by Friesens Corporation, Altona, Manitoba

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Luna references natural waves of prairie grasses undulating in response to wind. Reminiscent also of the wing of the notturnal Luna moth is sited to line up with the full moon in June rising in the east as the sun sets opposit in the west while both are visible.

Luna sits at the center of a garden oriented to face east/west. A cast glass element pierces the upper corner of the sculpture and is visible from both sides. Over the course of the day the transit of the sun across the north/south axis of the site illuminates it as if from within. In direct sunlight the undulating surface creates the illusion o a view through rather than of the sculpture, more window than wall.