Still Point of the Turning Earth was an installation piece created for Gwendolyn Terry’s first solo show at Chicago’s Phaiz Gallery.

Composed of corroded nails and die-cut letters suspended on string, the installation was a chandelier column 18 feet high by 3 feet wide. It was originally inspired by the “Alchemy of the Word” section of a prose poem by Arthur Rimbaud (“Une Saison un Enfer”), and was an early study for a much larger piece (the 20-foot long, 11-foot high Still Point, which is installed at the High Five gallery space at the Riverfront Plaza Building for Art Prize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan).