The original allegoric meaning of stars on
flags, such as for instance those on the
US flag or later the European Union, has
been to symbolise the “Unity of Unequal”.
For this reason, equally looking stars,
monochrome and of equal size, with
homomorph structure, that is five pointed,
were used: the top point stands for the
head, the middle two for arms, the lower
two for feet, in accordance to Leonardo's
famous drawing of the Vitruvian man,
standing simultaneously in a circle and a
The full set of sixty different triple coloured six pointed stars, similar to the preceding polyhedral sculpture, can be distributed evenly on the sphere's surface. There is only one perpetuating grid, a structured web, fitting in all stars. The ever changing individual arrangements of colours of the individual stars contrast pleasingly to the grid's apparent regular aspect.
Furthermore, each six pointed star is an integrated part of the structured web, communicating by touching with five of its points the respective neighbour stars, leaving only one point disconnected. By applying the chosen set of rules of symmetries, including a rule of reciprocity relative to its equator, the stars present the sphere's opposing hemispheres in mutual accordance, no matter the orientation. A regular, pole free grid around a sphere as a symbol of a global web, making use of the complete set of different stars as a symbol of integration of the individual, communication and ever complementary hemispheres, today's spirit of global thinking.
The Star Sphere is easily recognisable as an unprecedented sculpture, possibly a future icon, similar to Robert Indiana’s “Love” and “Hope” sculptures in the 60s.