This sculpture was created through the transformation of astrophysical data into tangible 3D form. The sculpture was 3D printed from a signal, detected by a radio telescope, which emanates from a distant star – a pulsar – located in the constellation of Vela, some 950 light years from Earth. The signal was transformed through a process of metamorphosis that exploits audio processing, 3D modelling and rapid prototyping technologies. The resulting 3D printed sculpture is a translation of the signal from the pulsar – a 3D manifestation of the pulsar itself, and a direct translation of sound into visual representation.
'Mixed Signals: Re-presenting Sensory Information' at Boston Cyberarts Inc, Atlantic Wharf, Boston, USA. 27 February - 13 April 2012. http://bostoncyberarts.org/category/specialproject/category/atlanticwharf/
Also exhibited in '3D 2D: Object and Illusion in Print' at Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh, UK. 18 September - 30 October 2010. Catalogue http://www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk/pdfs/45essay.pdf