Cycle of Inquiry
West Valley High School, Yakima, WA
2012 • Powder-coated aluminum, Plexiglas, stainless steel • 20' x 10' x 3"

I have used a Möbius strip upon which to place a flow of letters and symbols. A Möbius strip is a continuous one-sided surface formed by rotating one end of a rectangular strip 180° and attaching it to the other end. With additions ofletter forms from many of the world’s alphabets as well as universally meaningful symbols, and with no beginning or end, the sculpture is a metaphor for the flow of knowledge that nourishes the human soul as the flow of clouds, rain and great rivers nourishes the earth. It represents the life cycle, the water cycle, infinity. A school setting is one source of the waves of advancement that follow the beginnings, the blossoming and the fruition of the cycles of inquiry that are a constant in human evolution. Hand lettered forms by Jeanne McMenemy