CHRONOS TRILOGY is a suite of three carved glass sculptures located in the Lincoln House Office Tower in Tai Koo Place, Hong Kong. Each of the massive sculptures represents a particular facet of time; the Past, the Present and the Future. The conceptual perspective relates to the movement of time, as it exists in Hong Kong, one of the fastest growing metropolises on the planet.
Chronos Trilogy is among the largest carved glass projects in the world. It weighs over 35 metric tons. It was produced in my Winnipeg Studio and shipped in sections to Hong Kong via three sea shipping containers, with several additional shipments by air.
I oversaw the installations on site in Hong Kong with a local crew of about 40 other individuals working in various capacities.
Part 1 of CHRONOS TRILOGY, VESTIGE, is inspired by Hong Kong’s past. VESTIGE, with its hollow copper structure, is suspended on a central core wall. It is illuminated with computer-controlled lighting that allows it to be lit from within at one point, and then slowly allows the light source to switch, moving to an exterior source. This causes dramatic colour changes in the dichroic glass used in the piece. The ultra-slow repetitive beat of the light creates a unique visual rhythm, its own sense of time.