2008. Steel & bitumen. 14 m (dia.) x 6 m (h).
Project for Belfast. Developed in association with Dewhurst Macfarlane. Shortlisted for lead artwork commission in the Titanic Quarter development.
A giant steel vessel, an ambiguous hybrid of rusty spaceship, lotus bud and industrial relic, seems to hover on the water. As the tide rises, it is slowly submerged and, as this happens, object is transformed into void. Eventually, with waves rippling around its rim, the sculpture becomes a massive, paradoxical hole in the water – a dark, resonant absence, a space of memory, of loss and forgetting, histories both personal and collective.