Mobius

Submitted by Lilly Otasevic

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Client: Minto Urban Communities

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $110,000

Project Team

Lilly Otasevic

Minto Urban Communities

Overview

The sculpture’s name and form are derived from a geometric surface discovered by the German mathematician August Ferdinand Mobius. This mathematical curiosity called the Mobius Strip is a closed loop with one-half twist which makes it a surface with no sides, no beginning and no end. In modern days, it is primarily used as a universal symbol of recycling.
The main motif of this sculpture is transformation and timeless continuity of natural processes. The sculpture, a variation of the original Mobius shape, represents the process of transforming waste materials into useful resources. It symbolises balance, and serves to represent our unity with nature.

The sculpture is fabricated with mirror-finish stainless steel L316. Overall dimensions: H 96″ W 60″ D 50″