Singularity

Status: In a Private Collection. (Please contact me to commission a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2013

“Singularity” is an interactive abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects, and it is reflective of my fascination with Theoretical Physics. The “singularity” is, among other things, believed to be the point from which the Universe was created and it is the theoretical center of a black hole where, dimension and spacetime theoretically breakdown and become infinite. Being a bit of a “hack” in Theoretical Physics, anytime that I can represent the conundrum of contemplating the Universe and our existence in my art, I will.

The piece is designed to represent some of the basic atomic structure of our existence, and use “found objects” from “still-developing” technologies to represent this basic yet “still not fully understood” structure of our existence. To represent the the gravitational orbits that hold matter together, I used the outer steel bands from a mid-1800’s horse-draw doctor’s carriage, finding it fitting that this old mode of transportation, once used for thousands of years, was quickly outdated by the automobile, and the doctor it once carried practiced medicine that is now viewed as barbaric. The steel bands come together at the bottom and the top with what I believe are stainless steel nozzles, that appear to be from an oil-fired power plant (a technology whose days are numbered). At the “atomic center” of the piece is a stainless steel ball resting atop a stainless steel rod. The ball was once used as a fluid level float for a pump system, until it was replaced by electronic sensors.

From the top of the stainless steel ball, through hole at the center of the top nozzle, conical dimensional lines can be drawn that eventually coming to a point of non-dimensional, “singularity.”

The upper portion of the piece rotates on a front wheel bearing assembly from a 2003 GMC Envoy, SUV (yet another mode of transportation whose days are numbered) and the piece rests atop a cement-filled based made of Corten steel and stainless steel, to ensure durability and stability for decades to come.

The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 65″ tall, by 39″ wide and deep. Singularity would make a wonderful addition to any garden or yard and would work equally as well for many commercial and residential indoor applications.

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello