Oxygen captured

Polymer synthetic on JPP synthetic

The complex science surrounding the properties of a particle (ref. atomic no. 8) is fundamental to the formation of the conditions that promoted life on our oxygenated earth.

The constituent parts of an atom – protons, neutrons and electrons – are represented by drill holes through a furled canvas (protons, neutrons) and sawn slashes (electrons). When the canvas is re-stretched to 2D form the drill holes and saw cuts create equidistant opposing ‘marks’ within the white surface as in the inner vastness of atomic space.

The wave-like furling of the canvas, and the passage of drill and saw marks through it, when arranged in this fashion, result in the kind of symmetry that is reminiscent of atomic structure and dynamic particle relationships that are the basis of all matter.

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by Malcolm Koch