Chris Peterson FRSS / Sculptor | Dark Matter Matters

Dark Matter Matters

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“Dark matter has not yet been observed directly, if it exists, it must barely interact with ordinary matter”

I somehow felt an urge to tackle issues of social discrepancies. Observations made by me on a daily basis made me wonder how personalities and identities evolve under constant pressure and forced feeding of accumulated added values. If we seek solid ordinary ground, a firm desire for matter that makes us take root in society and gives shape to our self image, we seem to be constantly afloat. Drifting along as driftwood, gathering matter along the way and constructing our identity on shifting added values, seems like an impoverished form. Our identity seems to be shaped according to corporate values and to a lesser extent to social values. We belief in a need that is not necessarily ours but supplied to us, allowing us to believe it is our own intrinsic motivation. Branding and marketing as an almost religious tool for branding purpose of living. Influences that supply a false sense of belonging. Desperation as pivoting dark matter. Quoting Wikipedia ‘Primary support for dark matter comes from calculations showing that many galaxies would fly apart, or that they would not have formed or would not move as they do, if they did not contain a large amount of unseen matter.’ So what is the unseen matter that keeps you grounded in your galaxy? Shiny glossy cover with a dark inside? What keeps your dark matter afloat?

Chris has added a new chapter to his work with these editions, starting off with his first multiple titled ‘Dark Matter Matters’. These editions function as small statements of disbelief.

This multiple titled ‘Dark Matter Matters‘ is made from brass, blackest black paint (absorbs up to 99% of visible light) and a small piece of basalt. Although a multiple, each sculpture will have a carefully selected black stone which makes each piece unique. This piece was made in 2020.

The sculpture is produced in a limited edition of 20 pieces + 1 AP of each size with exception of the 100cm size. This size will be limited to 3 pieces + 1 AP only.

Size: 15cm diameter x 7.5cm : € 800 each (edition of 20 +1AP)
Size: 30cm diameter x 15cm : € 1600 each (edition of 20 + 1 AP)

Size: 100cm diameter x 50cm: € 25.000 each (edition of 3 + 1 AP)

The multiple will be issued in a box, including material, instructions for mounting and a signed and numbered certificate. We ship worldwide but costs of transportation are not included in the price. For more information contact the studio.