This piece is inspired by optics used in telescopes. The centerpiece is a hollow form (backed with copper). The black cubic zirconia is tube-set at the focal point in which the light waves intersect and reflect everything upside-down. When examining closely the subtle grain pattern of the sterling silver is revealed. The steel framework breaks planes in space and references input/output diagrams of neuronal networks. The metal centerpiece alludes to an iris; we receive visual information due to a similar phenomenon of light being bent in reverse and corrected by our brains.
Steel, wood, copper, sterling silver, black cubic zirconia.