Time Cones

Time Cones

Brad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time Cones
Brad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time Cones
Brad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time Cones
Brad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time Cones
Brad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time Cones
Location:
Direct Energy, 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M2N 6S6, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Golden, Brad; Eichenberg, Lynne
Text author(s): 
Dewdney, Christopher
Installation year: 
1996
Description: 

Time Cones mark the entrance plaza of this office tower. Incised into the spiral ribbon of the large cone and the top ring of the planter cones, a text by poet Christopher Dewdney describes the geological strata of the site.

Text of the artwork: 

PRECAMBRIAN ERA

PHANEROZOIC ERA

PALAEOZOIC ERA

CENOZOIC ERA

QUATERNARY EPOCH

HOLOCENE AGE

SCARBOROUGH TILL
POTTERY ROAD TILL
SUNNYBROOK TILL
THORNCLIFFE TILL
SEMINARY TILL
MEADOWCLIFFE TILL
HALTON TILL
LAKE IROQUOIS SAND

PLEISTOCENE AGE
STRATIGRAPHY OF THE ILLINOIAN GLACIATION

YORK TILL
DON


1.8 BILLION YEARS BC HELIKIAN SEA

440 MILLION YEARS BC IAPETUS OCEAN (Ordovician Period)

100 THOUSAND YEARS BC LAKE COLEMAN

70 THOUSAND YEARS BC LAKE SCARBOROUGH

30 THOUSAND YEARS BC LAKE THORNCLIFFE

11 THOUSAND YEARS BC LAKE PEEL

Text theme: 
Describes the geological strata of the site and lists the glacial lakes which once covered the local landscape.
Artwork theme: 

Suggesting the upward movement of time.

Time Cones act as both urban landmark and garden element, participating in the relationship between landscape, art, and architecture.

Owner(s): 
Direct Energy