Engineered aerospace carbon fibre with gold particles
2.43 m x 9.14 m x 1.82 m
The site-specific installation, Eternity Now, embodies a timeless moment, where past, present, and future merge on the historic
4500-year-old UNESCO site of the Great Pyramids of Giza. The 30-foot- long golden elliptical dome pays tribute to the deep historic legacy of ancient Egypt, known as a birthing site or ‘cradle’ of ancient culture.
The monumental sculpture is informed by the astounding volumes of knowledge acquired by the ancient Egyptians spanning the fields of astronomy, science, mythology, art, architecture, and sacred geometries. The installation’s formal geometric aspects embody the
mythical shape of the sun god Ra’s glowing orb: the venerable chroma of gold being omnipresent in Egyptian symbolism and ritualism.
The dome’s elliptical curvatures reference the Eye of Horus, the mystical mind’s eye or third oculus, a form of mythological geometry symbolizing healing, protection, and rebirth. Speaking a fundamental and universal language, Eternity Now envisions a future of humanistic solidarity, reconciliation, and interconnectedness.
Gisela Colón (b. 1966, Vancouver, Canada; raised from 1967 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an American contemporary artist who has developed a unique sculptural language of Organic Minimalism, breathing lifelike qualities into reductive forms. Operating at the intersection of art and science, Colón’s pristine light-activated sculptures are created with innovative materials of the 21st century, such as optical acrylics and high-technology aerospace carbon fibre.
Colón’s practice challenges, deconstructs, and expands on the minimalist canon. Her language of organic forms and anthropomorphic geometries embodies a sense of energy, movement, transformation, and growth that stems, in a broader sense, from the laws of physics (gravity, time, energy, and matter), a connection to the vital energy of the Earth, and the infinite forces of the cosmological realm.
Colón has exhibited internationally throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Her large-scale work, Quantum Shift, is currently on view at Frieze Sculpture 2021, Regent’s Park, London. Her monumental sculpture, The Future
is Now, was part of the Land Art Biennale, Desert X AlUla, KSA (2020). Upcoming
institutional exhibitions include Light, Space, Surface: Southern California Art from
LACMA’s Collection at Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts (2021–2022), travelling to the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee (2022). Colón’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Perez Art Museum Miami, Mint Museum, and Palm Springs Art Museum, amongst others. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Colón lives and works in Los Angeles, California.