I Can Prove It!
Nicolaus Copernicus, Born Feb. 19, 1473 in Torun, Poland. Died May 24 1543 in Frombork, Poland.
He developed his own celestial model of a heliocentric planetary system. His theory of the Universe placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe, which he set out to prove.
I found this wonderfully detailed figure of Mr. Copernicus, by Veronese, and decided to use him in a new piece. I’ve mounted him on a specimen of natural Sandstone from the Escalante region of Utah. I added a few rolled up scrolls, a candle desk lamp, and a nice little brass lantern, from Holland to his desk. The Sun and Earth spheres are made of painted, recycled glass, mounted on two resin columns.
I’ve used a very nice brass stand, from India, to hold this laser etched, glass sphere containing our Universe, just to provide a small look at how far we’ve come since his, and others, discoveries have brought us. The base is of a hand cut and finished slice of a hardwood called Corymbia Opaca, or Bloodwood, from Australia. The bottom is felted to protect furniture.
Although this item is no longer available for purchase, please feel free to contact me as I may have similar sculptures or can discuss any options with you.