Paul Malone : Celestial Mechanics 100-0138

'Celestial Mechanics 100-0138'
Perspex, blue translucent perspex, french enamel, lead splashes, silver powder, fixtures

100 x 50 x 8 cms overall : 2007

Buy this Artwork : £2500 : Postage Free : Can be mounted in a bespoke acrylic box like the CM25 series. Please email for quote.

This is a four layer inclined perspex sandwich. Layer 3 is in ice-blue translucent perspex and layer 2 has large horizontal and oblique lead solder splashes that interact one from another.

Inclined as if flowing water, the piece cascades both in its topmost wave form but also electrically in the gemmated relationships of the inserts on layer 2. The blue perspex is dotted with evaporation rings of spirit dye that increasingly lose focus as they increase in size.

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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