Ovum Quadratum draws upon the very long history of communal, spiritual and civic gathering under the Maypole and conjoins aspects of this celebration with the iconic and metaphoric symbols engendered In the forms of the oval and the square. The ovoid form embodies the fullness of creativity and good luck and offers the spatial metaphor of non-Euclidian space suggesting the large encompassing universe, while the 4 pointed square references the Euclidian constructs by which we organize our daily lives, the cardinal directions, the elements, and the phases of our life on earth.
The original iteration of Ovum Quadratum was created for the 2013 Hazelton Lanes Spring Festival in Toronto. Using as the locus, the existing floor to ceiling post situated within the North West quadrant of Hazelton Lane’s Oval in the Square atrium, they installation consists of 400 gently swaying translucent ovals and squares that create dervish swirls around the pole, while they gingerly arc across the ceiling in the semblance of a windswept, Springtime dance.
20’ x 40’ x16’ deep, site-specific installation; die-cut fibre-glass, monofilament, copper tubing, paint.