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.
APPROACH OF TIME is the third and final part of the CHRONOS TRILOGY. It is the tallest of the three sculptures at 13 meters high.
Hong Kong is a vertical city with one of the world’s largest collection of tall buildings. APPROACH OF TIME reflects that fact. Its height conveys a sense of optimism as it rises towards the future. Its shape and its architectonic grid pattern reflect Hong Kong’s ever-growing architectural environment.
APPROACH OF TIME also contains a nod to the past. In the 1800’s the client, Swire Group, operated a shipyard on the land where Lincoln House now stands. Imagery within APPROACH OF TIME incorporates plan and section view drawings of a clipper ship. There can be no future without the past.