“In this work, Heap of Birds produced ten monumental red porcelain-covered and steel-forked panels placed in a fifty-foot diameter circle. The panels featured screen-printed semiotic inscriptions that reference extermination, ancient pictography, astrological bodies and pillars of shared understanding like respect, encapsulating the interconnectivity of Indigenous science and philosophy. The positioning and writing of this installation mark millennia of Indigenous knowledge, systematically intervened to commemorate nuanced views of colonial policy and global Indigenous cooperation. The sculpture itself is aligned with astrological bodies; at the summer solstice the sun rises between two forked panels. The wheel reveals a reintegration of Indigenous thought that marks time. Wheel is similar to his other installations in Time Square, South Africa and Venice in its symbolic rootedness to a specific geographical location and reference to local Indigenous histories.”