East West Source Point


Description

In the outdoor entry plaza, Kirkland carved two back-to-back classical heads from Bardiglio marble. The heads—based upon Janus, the Roman deity of portals—face due east and west and lie at the junction of two granite lines that bisect the plaza, indicating longitude and latitude. At the center of the heads is suspended a gilded plumb bob, marked in relief with the handprints of workers.

Installed, 2003