Paul Malone : Celestial Mechanics 25-3904

'Celestial Mechanics 25-3904'
Perspex, french enamel, acrylic paint, pencil, fixtures

25 x 25 x 8 cms overall : 2016


This is a four layer perspex 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 3 is perspex painted with french enamel in the form of evaporation rings that are force-dried at a particular point in their expansion. These represent the equivalence element of gravitation. Layer 2 has 5 disc inserts drawn in crayon with the paths that charge photons would take within these elements. On the rear of this layer are drawn in pencil the paths the charge photons would take between the 5 elements. The hanging plate is drawn in pencil echoing in graphic form the gravitational evaporation rings.

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.


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