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a steel sculpture reclining on the earth
When a sculptor works inside his studio he studies his models and moves them around - modifying and changing their position and selecting pleasing solutions. With 'models', in this case, I mean the sculptures - not human models. Sometimes it happens that one form can have different positions. But these things don't only happen in the studio. It sometimes happens that when my monumental sculptures are being installed, there will be a moment of awareness of a new aspect of the sculpture; it could be hanging above me from a crane or lying in an unanticipated pose. In the case of my arch for Rhoon it was waiting for its final installation, having been set down on its three points - in a reclining position. Seeing it, lying on the ground, pleased me greatly. Its two legs embracing the rising sun. In a way this is ephemeral sculpture. It inspired me to search for an opportunity to realize this new sculpture - "reclining Gaia" somewhere in the world. One day I hope to be able to realize it in a permanent setting.