iron and paint

The sculpture is a tridimensional model of the Constellation of Libra, with each vertex positioned at the relative distance of the corresponding star to the Earth. The object also functions as an astronomical instrument as it is positioned in order to indicate where the constellation would be in the sky at the moment of the equinox, if seeing from a particular observation point in the exhibition space. 

The work is a proposition of an update of the Scales as the symbol of Justice, in which Justice is only in balance for those at a privileged position. For those at any other point of observation, it will always be a distorted image of fairness.



London, UK

©2020 by Fabiano Marques