As a performance, these works are the separated pieces of a cosmogram – a description of the universe. This cosmogram discusses the large scale experiences of humanity including past, present, future; a sense of presence and the inevitability of both failure and growth. The performance is the relationship building between the artist and the tops within a world of joy and struggle. Between the artist and the tops there is a play of power. The artist allows the top to spin but the top decides how difficult they are to spin, how long it will spin, and how it stops. When it stops only the artist or participant can let it begin again-and so goes the tumultuous relationship between the self and the universe.