This sculpture is about the history of architecture and how architects are influenced and inspired by the natural world. The chambered nautilus is a prime example of exquisite architecture in nature. The human skeleton itself is another perfect structure, a framework to support the housing of the human spirit. That fact was what drove Vitruvius to develop his formulas of proportion which are still honored today. The aqueducts were built to work in conjunction with nature using the power of gravity to channel water to where it can be used as the life force it is. Even the positions of stars and planets were used extensively in ancient architecture as a measuring tool. In the upper right hand corner is the blueprint for the sculpture itself....every success starts with a good plan.

7” x 11”
Cast Bronze Limited Edition of 20


© Heidi Wastweet 2017