Towards Infinity – Sculpture by Addé 2019
Humanity did neither invented time, nor the perception of time, but its measurement.
Therefore, the concept of infinity was, at first, philosophical, until mathematics took over.
Still, there is a link between mathematics and philosophy, and Hermann Weyl, mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher has defined mathematics as the science of the infinite.
A more recently approach is imaginary time by Stephen Hawking which connects quantum field theory with statistical mechanics.
There is a persistent confusion between infinity and eternity, the later belonging to religious beliefs.
Each is represented by a sign: While eternity is Uroboros, a plain circle, infinity is the Lemniscate (∞) which is also a 2D representation of the Möbius strip.
So, maybe, infinity could be defined as « eternity with a twist ».
A sculpture pointing to infinity can be positioned errorlessly in any direction.