Conservation of Energy

Description

This work reveals the compulsory exchange between heat, kinetic energy, and physical aspects of material. The fold-formed copper pieces contract the edges resulting in a spiral-like form due do the hammering from my own physical force. The transparent spiral glass forms are a result from thermal manipulation and serve to refract/distort the light surrounding the piece. Both materials require heat and energy to be created. These objects hang from the ceiling, making a visual connection with gravity as they hover above an etched mirror in which only portions of the work is reflected. Because this installation considers the relationship between process and physics this “system” is named after the law of conservation of energy.

Date

2016

Type

Forged copper, flameworked borosilicate glass, chain, etched mirror, magnets.