Bronze sculpture details
Einstein let us know what keeps sun, planets and satellites in the orbits: the universal force of gravitation. This has helped us to advance scientifically, but the old explanations were undoubtedly much more poetic. For instance, when they interpreted the harmonic circles as the “dance of the universe” turning about our central star in a never-ending round. Newman-Maguire expresses this round dance through the image of a ballet dancer in first position. She looks like she is about to start dancing the very next moment – thus setting the mechanism of the world edifice in motion.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Beth Newman-Maguire is an Irishwoman who studied at the Dublin College of Art and Design and at the University of Ulster, where she acquired her Master of Fine Arts in 1998. Since then, she has been working with great success as a sculptor.