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"The second series of scanned and grown sculptures I made is the Big Bang Pop series. I was making popcorn with my son when I looked at one of the kernels and realised that I was looking at the sculpture of an explosion. Because there is so little matter in a kernel of popcorn, the first microseconds of the explosion - which are normally consumed by its continuation - are still there. It's like the DNA of the universe: if the Big Bang theory is correct at one point the whole universe looked like one of these sculptures. It's a frozen real moment like a flower, blood, or diamond sculpture. But of curse, as well as having these profound resonances, popcorn is also banal and commonplace, something to make with kids or eat at the movies. I love that co-existence of the banal and the sublime, and everyday miracles."

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