Elements of this piece are inspired by the James Webb telescope which is designed to detect the longest the longest type of wavelength in the EM spectrum: infrared. The process used to plate the beryllium mirrors requires vapor deposition where solid metal is vaporized in a vacuum. It reminded me of the seemingly contradictory laws of thermodynamics. When abstracted and distilled, they state that energy within a system will always remain constant but will also never stay the same.
Cast iron, 18-karat gold fused damascus steel, brass, forged bronze.