Paradox of Conservation and Entropy (Infrared)

Description

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.

Date

2018

Type

Cast iron, 18-karat gold fused damascus steel, brass, forged bronze.