Status: In a Private Collection
“Spacetime” is an abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials and found objects, and it is reflective of my fascination with the origins of our existence. In theoretical physics, the fabric of spacetime is the combination of the three dimensions of space with the fourth dimension of time. According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the force of gravity has he ability to bend the fabric of spacetime and, thereby, change the passage of time. No where is this phenomenon more evident than with the gravitation forces of large celestial bodies, like stars and blackholes. Much like a bowling ball would “bend” the fabric of a mattress it was placed on, so too do large celestial objects bend the fabric of spacetime. “Spacetime” seeks to represent that phenomenon.
The piece is made of 1/8″ weathering steel, welded together with with 309L stainless steel, using the tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) process, to help accent the seams of the piece.
The vortex shape of the piece is representative of the gravitational pull on celestial bodies like planets, stars and galaxies. And at the center of the piece are two stainless steel, dish shaped found objects with circular holes in the center of them, that are faced back-to-back and welded together along the edges of those circular holes. The opposing congruent shapes of the dish shaped centers represent the gravitational bending of spacetime, while the edge around the center opening represents the “event horizon” of a blackhole that leads to the infinitely small (and I would argue non-dimensional) point of singularity. Anytime that I can represent the contemplation of the Universe and the origins of our existence in my art, I will.
The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 84″ tall, 30″ wide and 16″ deep. “There” would make a wonderful addition to any garden or yard and would work equally as well for many commercial and residential indoor applications.