Quantum Foam

Light, plastic, electronics

30″ x 36″ x 12″

This sculpture attempts to describe one of the difficult situations that arise when merging Quantum Mechanics with General Relativity.  These two theories of modern physics appear to be 100% accurate on their own scales.  Relativity works really well to describe large things, such as the stars and galaxies, while Quantum Mechanics works well to describe very small things such as subatomic particles.  However, attempts to combine the two theories have thus far failed.  This sculpture takes a cross section of space-time and zooms in to a level where the two theories would meet.  At this point, the calm and smooth properties of this relativity are disrupted by the chaotic random quantum fluctuations that rip, twist, loop, and bend the fabric of space-time.

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