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Artwork Details:

  • TypeSculpture
  • Year2006
  • MediumPainted bronze
  • Dimensions110h x 83w x 61d cm
More about this artwork:

"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 course, 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." - Marc Quinn, Recent Sculptures Catalogue, Groninger Museum, 2006

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