Eccentric Orbit (2001)

Eccentric Orbit

Client: The Southern Cross Trust

Location: Portmarnock Strand, Co. Dublin

Materials: Limestone, bronze, stainless steel, cement.

Brief: To commemorate the first round the world flights departure from the beach.


This was a collaborative work with Rachel Joynt. This richly textured 1,900mm limestone globe depicts ocean currents and land topographies and the historic journey laid out in bronze studs.
A large ‘compass needle’ puts the sphere on a direct access with the North Star.
Other references to navigation are found in the compass embedded in the circular cement paving with bronze and stainless ‘stars’.

Eccentric Orbit