29 August 2013

Some debris...?

While tweaking Orbit a little bit to get it ready for the return trip to Berlin/Wedding in a couple of days (see events) I looked up images of 'orbit' on the www.

Curiously what came up - and caught my eye - were images of space debris ...

Screen-shots from an ESA video [at about 09:20 min.]


From: Debris in motion (video)













Computer generated images of objects in Earth orbit that are currently being tracked. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites. The dots represent the current location of each item. [...] not scaled to Earth. These images provide a good visualization of where the greatest orbital debris populations exist.  Source: orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/photogallery/beehives.html

19 August 2013

Is it or is it not?



The piece mentioned in the last post, Globe... I made it ages ago and it is 'haunting' me ever since. Its body is nothing but vertical threads, so the white sphere is in there and not there, simultaneously. Maybe the images don't do justice to this aspect, but the three-dimensional impression of this piece doesn't let me go. So, this is what I'm currently wrestling with, again and once more.