Luna Moth Matrix (1980)

east of Christ Chapel, 5' high

This is one of three Granlund Sculptures to grace the Christ Chapel grounds. To the east of the chapel, Luna Moth Matrix, a metaphor of the promise of resurrection and renewal, celebrates the memory of Douglas Sandberg. Time and space are combined as the sculptor converts into mass the fluttering of moth wings, which normally happens in time. Movement is suggested in the posture and balance of one wing, suspended in space on its tip. Embedded in that wing is a fetal male figure indicative of the chrysalis state; on the opposite side, the wings carry the impression of an extended female figure implying liberation and flight.