Leon van den Eijkel Round and Round, 2019
Stainless steel and automotive paint, 1000 x 1000 x 5000 mm.
A sphere (from Greek ‘sphaora’, -globe, ball) is a perfectly round geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a completely round ball. Like a circle in a two-dimensional space, a sphere is defined mathematically as the set of points that are all at the same distance, ‘r’, from a given point, but in a three-dimensional space. This distance ‘r’ is the radius of the ball, which is made up from all points with a distance less than ‘r’ from the given point, which is the center of the mathematical ball. These are also referred to as the radius and center of the sphere, respectively. The longest straight line through the ball, connecting two points of the sphere, passes through the center and its length is thus twice the radius; it is a diameter of both the sphere and its ball. The distinctive nature of spheres means they are unique. Round and Round celebrates the uniqueness of human technology. Through the Pacific colour palette of the orbs, we celebrate the way the sculpture perfectly balances the thin line between urbanization and nature in this place.