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- Polymetis, artist
- James B. Lennox & Associates, landscape architecture
- GRC Architects, architecture
The proposed commemorative artwork is a solar device that pays tribute to fallen Global Affairs Canada employees by aligning their names in an infinite dialogue with the physical center of the solar system, our sun.
The form and orientation of the work are derived from the natural phenomenon of the Analemma, whose geometry is the result of tracing the sun's annual movement relative to a fixed point in space and time. The tracing results in a figure 8 pattern, a symbology used throughout the project to explore the notions of the infinite related to the persistence of love and memory.
At the heart of the project, the central space is a spherical void, referencing the globe, carved from the monolith. This material subtraction is used to express the idea of absence, the missing loved ones who died in the service of Global Affairs Canada missions abroad.
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