Like the universe itself, our vision of the cosmos is expanding. Inspired by ESA's Euclid Mission to map galaxies ¾ back in time to the Big Bang, the work suspends three glass sculptures representing earth, moon and universe. Strung together by a combination of gravity and tension, it achieves a balance between luminous materials sculpted by light. Ancient light will filter through complex instruments constructing a narrative about mankind's origins and forever changing our perception of the cosmic landscape.
From 2018-2019 Lisa Pettibone was artist-in-residence at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (University College London) where she responded to European Space Agency's Euclid Mission. Launching in 2022, it will record billions of galaxies while mapping the structure of space in search of answers about dark matter and dark energy. The curved glass forms are fused, screen-printed and slumped glass objects acting as weights to form the structure of the piece. Using fabric netting, hung from aluminium ellipses, this is a flexible installation allowing for a variety of heights depending on architectural dimensions.
Part of artist residency at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (University College London) Sept 2018 – Sept 2019