Time and Space Sculpture Ibiza
The Time and Space Sculpture Ibiza was recently featured on UK tv programme Homes by the Med. Lots of you got in touch wanting to know more about this art installation situated on the cliffs of Ibiza.
The sculpture, named Time and Space – The Speed of Light was created by Australian artist, Andrew Rogers in 2014.
It is made up of thirteen solid basalt columns weighing 420 tons which were extracted and carved in Turkey before being transported the 4400 km to Ibiza on a dedicated ship and took one week to place in situ.
The tallest column, ten meters in height, is topped in 23-carat gold to reflect the message with the setting sun on the day of the Winter Solstice.
The sequence is laid out around the circumference of an ellipse alluding to the trajectories of the planets moving around the sun. It is a vision of time and space and the interconnectedness of humanity.
The Fibonacci sequence is demonstrated both in terms of height and spacing of the pillars.
The installation was funded by the Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, and it sits right in front of his Villa in Ibiza high on the cliffs by Cala LLentia nr Cala Taradia in the south-west of the island.
Many people only see the pillars from the sea as they pass by many on their way to Es Vedra which is said to be one of the inspirations for the sculpture as well as Guy Lalibetre trip into space itself.
Whatever the inspiration this is a modern day man-made wonder on the Ibiza coast which is an incredible place to visit and to watch the sunset from with views of the Mediterranean, the smaller islands off Ibiza’s coast and of course Es Vedra in the distance.
To visit the sculpture simply drive towards Cala Conta or Cala Tarida and then follow signs to the smaller Cala Codolar, and park at the beach where toilets and a lovely beach restaurant are located.
Then it’s just a short walk up the hills south to the monument. approximately 1km.
There is some limited parking directly behind the monument affording easier, flatter (although not paved) access to the site.