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David Young

Object in Motion, 2007. Cast brass, wood, pneumatic cylinders and solenoids, and electronics, 42" x 48" x 36".

The sphere is usually undefined in its specifics— the un-manifest, unknown, and/or indeterminate. It is also one of the most difficult forms to craft perfectly by hand. I use the sphere as a point of contemplation, the representation of an imaginative act or spiritual moment, while deemphasizing their sacredness through quantity. The conceptual basis for my work derives from particle dynamics, basic laws of motion, gravity, and quantum physics, and probability. Each piece uses the scientific method, but in reverse, taking a given understanding and creating an environment in which it can be questioned.

Arizona State University
Faculty Sponsor: Mary Neubauer