“On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” is a temporary public sculpture that is installed on Dudley Island in Maine from July 1 - July 18, 2016. The sculpture consists of a steel scaffolding structure that is 15 feet tall, 50 feet wide, and 8 feet deep, which supports 8-foot tall painted plywood letters that spell the word FOREVER. It is visible from Lubec, Maine, which is the most easternmost town in the contiguous United States.
The sculpture was inspired by the heavy fog that often blankets the landscape in the Downeast coastal region of Maine. The intent is for FOREVER to appear and disappear in the landscape during different weather conditions, becoming visible and prominent on clear, sunny days, and barely visible on foggy and overcast days. During times of limited visibility, it will serve as a symbol of the uncertain future of our country and species due to the current state of politics and the effects of climate change. But on clear days, it will serve as a beacon of hope for a better, more peaceful, and more sustainable future.
This project was made possible by support from many people in the community, including T.J. Goetting, the owner of Dudley Island, and the Tides Institute and Museum of Art in Eastport. Funding was provided by a grant from the University of North Texas.
Artist/Director: Alicia Eggert
Assistant Director: Devon Kelley-Yurdin
Photographer: Mike Fleming