Helaine Blumenfeld OBE: Meridiana
2016 | marble | Westferry Circus (exterior) | Art Map reference: A11
Meridiana came from an exploration of the ephemeral, beauty of passing time. Meridiana means sundial in Italian and although it is not intended as an accurate predictor of time, Helaine wanted to encourage viewers to observe how Meridiana’s shadow changes with the hour and season. The sculpture reaches upwards, inviting us to take time out to reflect and strive towards our aspirations. It calls to the viewer to ponder the moment, the passing of time, and our ability to choose how to use it in the pursuit of our own ambitions.