Robert A.Hefner III private
HEIGHT 13FT (4M)
"trapped in the present between the past
" To the last syllable of recorded time."
W. Shakespeare. . . . . . . . .Macbeth.
I went to sleep thinking of SPACETIME and awoke with a vision of EARTHTIME. The Earth exists in a Cosmic second of Being. Each annual trip
around the Sun can be liikened to a grain of sand in an hourglass.
The Earth's life span is being measured, and the number of days
is finite. The image I awoke with seemed to me to capture the
Earth's moment of existence. The 4 sided obelisk represents the
fourth dimension within which we live, and also the passage of
time from the infinitesimal moment of the Universe's birth in
the Big Bang, down into the ever widening and infinite Deeptime
of the future. I made a model from plywood with a base of 5 inches
(10 cm) and a height of 40 inches (100 cm). For the Earth I used
a tennis ball. I was delighted to find, when I came to measure
the wooden model, that the centre of the ball, a spot chosen by
eye, was exactly on the cut of the Golden
The edition shown in full above is 13 feet high [4m]. The obelisk is stainless steel. The Earth has a diameter of 16 ins [40 cm]. It is carved from a material called Azul Macauba which comes from South America - this blue granite is chosen to represent the Earth, Mankind's present home, as seen from Space.
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