Paul Malone : 00 Scale Triptych : Photosphere 3256

00 Scale Triptych : Photosphere 3256. (Please swipe left to see the whole work)

Acrylic, brass, Bachman fixtures, gold leaf, brass bogies, 82 x 12 x 6 cms in museum case. 2020

This artwork is based around the theme of nuclear transformations in the Sun's photosphere.

Contrary to the 'standard model' (where the nuclear synthesis happens in the core) these transformations happen on the surface through the agency of solar flares. These flares are electrically driven and contain huge energies, more than enough to engage in these complex transformations through their pinches. In this suite we see the initial transformations of carbon and nitrogen through what is known as the CNO cycle. The triptych is made from brass with gold leaf overlay to emulate the golden environment of the Sun.

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: 13N13CeVe - 13CH14N - 12C1H14N

 


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00 Scale Triptych : Photosphere 3256

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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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