The galaxy of concrete
Description of artwork
"The Galaxy of Concrete” was created to symbolise our solar system. The neckpiece consists of nine concrete spheres encased in silver rings, each representing a different planet. Each sphere is painted in a distinct colour to represent a specific planet. Held by chains, the spheres appear as though they are floating in space. "The Galaxy of Concrete” should be worn as a back piece that rests against the spinal cord. Similar to how the Sun enables mobility amongst the planets through gravitational pull, the spinal cord empowers mobility of the human body. Additionally, "The Galaxy of Concrete” references the importance of concrete to Ancient Romans and pays tribute to their gods and kings: Venus (goddess of love and beauty), Mars (god of war), Jupiter (king of the Roman gods), Saturn (Roman god of agriculture), Uranus (named after an Ancient Greek king), Pluto (Roman god of the underworld and judge of the dead), Mercury (Roman god of speed), Neptune (Roman god of fresh water and the sea), and Earth (Mother Earth, goddess of the earth).