Steel, atmospheric oxidation, and stainless steel, 36” x 22” x 24," 2012.
Strapped to my back, I hiked this structure up to a top point of the uplift north of Rawlins, WY at 7850 ft. elevation, 41° 51' 18.7" N, 107° 18' 31" W, on the morning of the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2011. The sculpture was installed on the rocky hilltop and aligned to frame the rising Equinox Sun as it broke the horizon. As the Sun continued to rise its circular shadow, cast through the stainless ring, traveled over the surface of the arced steel sheet. This sculpture to the sun stood installed in this location for one year. It embraced the rolling weather of snow, rain, wind, and dust of one year. On the morning of the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2012 the sculpture was photographed as the 2012 rising sun appeared framed in the same alignment with the stainless circle. The piece was then packed back down carrying with it a material memory in the weather of the past year.