Taking inspiration from the fact that there are two North Poles Daniel decided to show them as two separate entities. True North as a simple form where all the lines of Longitude originate and magnetic North with it’s field radiating from it’s living core. As the earth rotates around its axis, Magnetic north with a life of it’s own changes continually as it dances around the top of the World
Alan Chose to focus on the idea of migration. In Ireland, its a sign of the changing seasons when the swallows prepare to migrate south, to warmer climes. However Ireland is south for another migratory bird, the Brent Goose. So with this in mind I carved the abstracted form of two birds, face to face, crossing each other to form an arch.
East, Unlike North and South has no fixed point, you travel East from Dublin and you arrive in mainland Europe, travel East from there and you get to the the Middle East, then to Asia, then to Hawaii, then to America
Travel East from America and you arrive in Dublin again, the idea of east is an infinate one. I used the infinity symbol ∞ as the basis for the sculpture.
The West as a cultural, political or geographical entity has become too vague and widespread to pin down and will be utterly unrecognizable in another trillion unchanged sunsets..We flourish and dissipate amongst endless empires of dirt.