BONEO sculptor and organic vegetable grower Andrew Bryant has always had a fascination with the symbiotic relationship between light and humans, creating dozens of works reflecting on that connection.
One of his pieces – Perfect Time – has particular symbolism for the veggie farmer at this time of year, with the shadow of the three-metre tall piece literally cut in half when the sun hits it on a right angle on the equinox.
The plumber turned sculptor and farmer said his equinox sculpture symbolised the connection people had with light and demonstrated the relationships all life had with seasons.
He said the connection between Perfect Time and light was precise, which made it connect to people in many ways.
The solar equinox is a moment in time when the sun crosses the earth’s equator appearing directly above the equator, rather than north or south the equator. On the day of the equinox, the sun appears to rise due east and set due west. This occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September.
More precisely, an equinox is traditionally defined as the time when the plane of earth’s equator passes through the geometric centre of the sun’s disk.
Bryant said people were welcome to visit his farm at 201 Old Cape Schanck Road, Boneo to experience his work during March.