The sculpture, named Time and Space – The Speed of Light was created by Australian artist, Andrew Rogers in 2014. Extracted and carved in Turkey, the 420 tons of basalt were loaded on to a dedicated ship and transported 4,400 kilometres to Ibiza, Spain.
The columns are mounted on basalt bases weighing from 7.2 tons to 12.5 tons. The tallest column weighs 19.5 tons. Construction began on 17 January, 2014 and was completed one week later on 23 January.
The tallest column, ten meters in height, is topped in 23-carat gold to reflect the message with the setting sun on the day of the Winter Solstice. The sequence is laid out around the circumference of an ellipse alluding to the trajectories of the planets moving around the sun. It is a vision of time and space and the interconnectedness of humanity.The installation was funded by the Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, and it sits right in front of his Villa in Ibiza high on the cliffs by Cala LLentia near Cala Tarida in the south-west of the island. A man with a reputation for the eccentric, the Canadian not only created the world’s most surreal circus experience but in 2009 was also the seventh person in the world to be sent into orbit as a Space Tourist and did so wearing a red nose, becoming the world’s first Space Clown.
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