Helidon Xhixha presents three monumental sculptures, Pillar of Fortitude, Eclisse D'accaio and The Moon at the DIFC Sculpture Park entitled A Harmony of Different Voices
Pillar of Fortitude is dedicated to the glorious celebration to mark the 50th National Day Anniversary as the nation commemorates its milestone Golden Jubilee. The sculpture measures 7 meters in height alluding to the numeric 1, representing the 7 Emirates of the UAE, standing tall and united, soaring upwards into the sky, towards a prosperous, limitless future.
Eclisse D’accaio highlights how there is a sense of brokenness in this cycle of life, due to the process that everything comes together and falls apart. This duality that the world is complete and incomplete at the same time is seen throughout the piece, engaging with its surrounding environment through its captivating reflectiveness.
The Moon represents the gravity and significance that we place on the Moon, elucidating the spherical beauty we see when looking up into the sky no matter the time of day. The Moon helps moderate our climate and atmosphere, being the basis of how seasons change and the calculator for our months. Alongside the significance towards the Earth’s environmental equilibrium, the Moon signifies wisdom and intuition, where there is a certain allure that draws us in when we seek change.