© 2005 Allen Ring
This piece named itself. The sharply increasing angles on each successively
taller vertical shaft catch and sweep the eye upward. The final apex is a sharp
Viewed at night, the black body of the piece disappears and the bank of 16 lights
seems to float above the surface, filling the room with an ominous glow.
While each shaft appears delicate, this piece is very strong, aggressive, and
masculine. It is the embodiment of the concept behind an empire.