Invariant Interval, 2013



Solo exhibition at The University of Texas Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas
September 27- December 7, 2013

Invariant Interval. 2013


Stainless steel wire, aluminum collars, glass beads,
20ft h x 16ft w x 15ft d (609.6 x 487.6 x 457.2 cm)
Commissioned by the Visual Arts Center in the Dept. of Art
and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin
All photos by Ricky Yanas and Sandy Carson

Within spacetime, the separation between two events is measured by the invariant interval between the two events,
which takes into account not only the spatial separation between the events, but also their temporal separation.


Invariant Interval is shaped by gravity, the specific interval structure (created with the aluminum collars), and the
material properties of the steel and glass beads. The sculpture is also about the physical process of expansion.
The sculpture starts out as a flat object, and expands out to it's final form creating a large volume with very little mass.


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