The challenge is always to use materials in a new and different way, and make them convey meaning and portray form in a manner that has not previously been seen.


Sri Lanka

Ascend

In 2005, Andrew Rogers created ‘Ascend’ a 6.5m high stepped stone structure in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The steps of Ascend are based on the Fibonnaci Sequence.

Ascend consists of a staircase with steps that increase in size exponentially according to the Fibonacci number series.

To create this work, workers formed a human chain, passing rocks along an extremely steep rock slope to reach the site.

It is made of granite and measures 6.5m long x 6.5m high.

3 deg 59’ 03.87 deg N
84 deg 58’ 11.94 deg E