Paul Malone : Projects : Blue Z-Pinch
'Blue Z-Pinch'

Installation with 500 blue plastic drinking straws
Illuminated with ultra-violet light.
2.5 high x 2 x 2 mtrs

Parma 'Objects / Rooms' Exhibition. 2008

This is a further example of my occasional series of 'cosmological conceits'. This piece is composed of about 500 blue plastic drinking straws locked end to end and 'pinched' onto the wall. The top is allowed to arch out from the wall and the bottom hangs loosely with the straw lines crossing over.

This piece emulates the pathways of filaments resulting from an electrical discharge in Space. As such it is shining in ultra-violet light.