Philippe DALMASSO for the town of Antibes. The monumental ring is entitled the Wheel of Time. The drawings in it are inspired by primitive Aboriginal paintings.
Dream time, infinite perspective
The monumental ring is entitled the Wheel of Time. The drawings in it are inspired by primitive Aboriginal paintings.
At the dawn of a great extinction of all life forms on earth, the Wheel of Time is an attempt to question the place of man in his environment and his decisions for his future. The ring symbolises the event horizon, the point of no return from the black hole. It addresses the human consciousness.
The Aborigines call this awareness "Dream Time", a timeless and perpetual vision that is reflected in their drawings. All pictograms reflect a truth about life and the landscape around us. "We are the consequences of the imprints left by nature and our ancestors. "
With this thought, the Aboriginal peoples teach us that a society must be centred on a place and what makes it up, all lives combined. For while civilisations last only for a time, lands and its histories endure. For the Aborigines, it is a wisdom that is acquired throughout life by listening, observing and experiencing.
Today, mankind must deal with other forms of life to ensure that its environment remains habitable. The garden, by cultivating life, symbolises the newfound harmony, our Ark of the Covenant.
The Dream Time is represented by the missing part of the wheel, underground, the place where the new cycle will germinate. It appeals to our unconscious. Through the dream, all paths become possible and the perspectives infinite.
Every visitor is urged to stand under the arch and consider what they are willing to do to improve their surroundings. Awareness is meant to illuminate the world as the sun does every morning after the night.
Design : Philippe DALMASSO for the town of Antibes