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Enceladus II

Jay Shepard

2015    Size   H: 3.5 in  W: 12 in  D: 12 in  

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Enceladus is the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. It is unique in that it has “cryovolcanoes” that shoot geyser-like jets of water vapor, ice particles and other materials into space. Some of the water vapor falls back as "snow" and the rest escapes, and merges into the second outermost ring. Constructed of wood, acrylic paint, lacquer and calcite mineral, it is a collaboration of disparate materials with like character that take advantage of the behavior of light. Together, with light, they create an overall effect of glow. The paint layers are built up, layer upon layer, to create the illusion of depth and shimmering colors. Light, while not a material per se, is very much an integral part of this piece and is as important to the overall nature of the piece as all the rest of the materials used.


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