Gnomen 1 Slate, 24K Gold, Stainless Steel, Granite 127" x 36" x 36" 2014 $18,500

Gnomen 1
Slate, 24K Gold, Stainless Steel, Granite
127" x 36" x 36"
2014
$18,500

Gnomen 2 Slate, 24K Gold, Stainless Steel, Granite 94" x 30" x 30" 2014 $17,700

Gnomen 2
Slate, 24K Gold, Stainless Steel, Granite
94" x 30" x 30"
2014
$17,700

Throughout human history, the sun has figured large in physical well being, and cultural manifestations. People worship the sun, many calendar systems are based on the solar cycle, and it is the sun that is our ultimate source of all energy.  Gnomon is an archetype of man's love for, dependence on, and reverence for our life-giving star.  Made of slate and gilt, the gold leaf gilding references the sun, the shard of slate marks it as of the earth and it is vertically positioned to be a symbolic "gnomon," the part of every sun dial on which the sun's rays fall and measure its progression through sky and through time.