Paul Malone : Celestial Mechanics 25-0969

'Celestial Mechanics 25-0969'
Perspex, pencil, french enamel, spray enamel, nickel-silver inserts, fixtures

25 x 25 x 8 cms overall : 2014


This is a three layer perspex sandwich with a 4th layer functioning as a hanging plate. The piece is held together with 4 hex bolts which also function as a hanging structure.

Layer 2 is perspex sanded to translucency and presenting a star map and orbital trajectories in pencil. Layer 2 also has a black disc with fluid imagery as if a drift of molecular clouds or planetary surface. There is also a secondary disc as if in orbit around the former. The hanging plate, in the form of a passing ionic spiral, is covered with an array of dots acting as a photonic substrate.

This series of artworks function as a mechanics of the night sky in the form of an engineered artifact. As such, they emulate the way that theories and concepts are constructed about remote objects and events in cosmology and associated meta-narratives.


Oblique and detailed views below :

Note : In these images the nickel-silver inserts appear dark - they are in fact very shiny.
This is due to the need to reduce reflections in the perspex during photography.

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