Paul Malone : 23cms Tankers

Tanker : 00-23-brightest-stars-4123
Acrylic tube, print on acetate, Bachman fixtures, nickel-silver ladder and walkway. 23cms length.

This series of artworks model concepts describing the night sky. They can stand as discrete entities but can also be assembled with others to produce 'trains of thought' that can participate in orreric installations. The intention is to 'model', in the literal sense, the data and associated theories using the 00 scale model railway system.

Some of the wagons have a transport of plumbers abrasive stitched with silver wire and containing lines of silvery elements and acrylic spheres. These emulate the undifferentiated structures of plasma in preparation for their transmutation into stars and material elements. Theirs is an idealised ontology. Others have graphics generated from the theories, printed on acetate and scrolled into the acrylic tubes.

Please see my section on Installations to see how I have approached this aspect using aerial trackways.


Tankers 23cms by Type