The relief was inspired by Hubble deep space photo’s of two extraordinarily thin galaxy’s: ngc 4452 and opo 0624. Badriah Hamelink created a height-map of the visual data and based a sculpture on it’s features. The work re-materialize these far away light sources threw a rippling in a physical surface. Hamelink chose to materialize it in lead because lead has the highest atomic number of any stable element and three of its isotopes each conclude a major decay chain of heavier elements. In other words if heavier elements decay, lead is their remainder.
Coated Point Lead
56cm x 38cm x 2,5 cm
This sculpture is within a private art collection in the Netherlands