Paul Malone : Celestial Mechanics 25-3612

'Celestial Mechanics 25-3612'
Acrylic, acrylic paint, pencil, fixtures

25 x 25 x 8 cms overall : 2016


This is a four layer frosted acrylic sandwich with a 5th 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 drawn with pencil lines in the form of flows of photons as they travel within the artifact. It also has 4 acrylic discs which float above the active surface and have photon trajectories drawn counter to the underlying flow. The 3rd layer has a disc embedded with the vague outline of a bi-polar nebula as if observed through a radio wavelength. This layer also contains drawn stars and their constellation boundaries. The hanging plate and the surface plate are neutral.

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. In this example the piece acts to illustrate the flow of charge through celestial bodies and the interstellar medium in the form of base level photons.


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