"SISYPHEAN CIRCLE (diagonally down)" 2013, slate/pigmented and sealed steel, 57"h x54w x12"d (142 x 137 x 30 cm)
Etymology: Latin, from Greek Sisyphos
: a legendary king of Corinth condemned eternally to repeat the cycle of rolling a heavy rock up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again as it nears the top.
artist statement - Sisyphean Series
visit Van Alstine Sisyphean Circle - 2008 Beijing Olympic Commission web page