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"The power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round" Black Elk
This sculptural installation invites us into the mysteries of circles in nature. The Circle is an invitation to experience and imagine anew the relationship between space & time, past and present, and to inspire a sacred partnership between humans and the natural world. The Circle, created and defined as a sacred space, invites the viewer to reconsider and experience their deep and mysterious connectedness with nature. Visitors of the installation are able to walk around the perimeters and enter at any point into the center of the Circle, which serves as a portal from the physical to the non-physical or spiritual world. Collaborating with nature through art and ritual is realized in this art installation as an invitation for people to enter the mystery of the Circle. These encounters leave us transformed and renewed in a deep sense and experience of who we really are.
The name 'Circle of Elders' also signifies reverence and an honoring of those who came before us. The ones that gathered again and again in circles, as native people, tribes, trees and animals in never ending cycles of life, death and rebirth.