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.