The lapis lazuli sphere brought into focus the idea for this sculpture. Geometry's clearest uttering, the sphere, shaped geology's blue mumblings into this planet-like orb. Imperfections of gold and white create continents and rivers and clouds. It looks familiar, we know this place, it's our world. The best gift bestowed on us by the universe, unconditionally. Necessary and sufficient, it nurtures us until the end of time, when geology breaks free of its temporary cage and explodes again into its incomprehensible rant.
Like any gift, its value is measured by our gratitude and respect.