Paul Malone : 00 Scale Triptych : Molecular Cloud 3172

00 Scale Triptych : Molecular Cloud 3172. (Please swipe left to see the whole work)

Acrylic, aluminium, Bachman fixtures, silver foil, graphics, nickel-silver ladder and walkway 82 x 12 x 6 cms in museum case. 2020

This is a 3 wagon triptych and is developed around the idea complex organic molecules in the interstellar environment.

Scattered between the wagons are text and graphics to do with aromatic hydrocarbons and their associations. Hydrocarbons are found everywhere in Space, both in molecular clouds and in remote planets. The ensemble acts as it it has traveled through one of these regions and collected hydrocarbons en-route. In the central wagon are depicted random protons and electrons that orbit around randomly as if in a high temperature plasma. Perhaps the origin of these mysterious phenomena?

This series of artworks function as a commentary on the methodology of contemporary scientific model-making. In that instance we have seen the inadequacies of the process multiplied by the use of supercomputers. In these works, that potential for error is overcome by the use of the phenomenology of the model railway environment and associated mechanics.

Text on wagons: CH2CHCHO - C2H5OCHO


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00 Scale Triptych : Molecular Cloud 3172


All works include artwork in display case, Certificate of Provenance, hanging fixtures (rawlplugs and screws) and instructions. Postage Free.
Dimensions of case: 82 x 12 x 6 cms : 2020. Signed on the underneath and also front and reverse of box.

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