University of Wales, Bangor



"The never ending
renewal of life"

Each Rhombus is giving birth to a rhombus,
as it is being born itself.


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GENESIS is fabricated by using the same Borromean Ring principle that INTUITION and CREATION are formed on, but this time I have used three rhombuses. The Rhombus is thought to be the Celtic fertilty symbol.

I think this is my favourite of the three sculptures using the Rings, because it has the most harmonious concept of Gestalt. The Collins Dictionary defines gestalt as follows:-`a perceptual pattern or structure possessing qualities as a whole that cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts'. The planes of GENESIS cross at right angles, and the polished surfaces act as mirrors, creating false images, which try to trick the mind.

I am delighted that it is in the centre of the quadrangle of the main buildings of the University of Wales, Bangor, and with CREATION and INTUITION, is at the front of the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge. Here is a picture from the unveiling on October 4, 1997.

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