"The Extended Shadow" stands in the garden of the official residence of the British Ambassador in Paris. The four-metre high column consists of a stack of cast-lead heptagons, each twisted slightly to give the impression of a spiral. The number 7 (symbolised by the heptagon) is considered sacred in many traditions. Houshiary here emphasises the number symbolism by "squaring" the heptagon, repeating it forty-nine times in its vertical dimension until a full circle has been completed. As the stack appears to twist, seven gold lines emerge, produced from the under and upper sides of the heptagons.
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