|Description:||Detail showing the top of the Bracket Telescope. The long scope gathers the sky through a wide angle lens pointed up to the skylight, the smaller scope crops the points of the hanging reactor core. ---- Points of Light consists of three installed works around the stairwell of the Sculpture Gallery and has been executed for the RCA Degree Show 2011.
The central 'Reactor Core' hangs ominously over you as you enter the space. It holds the tips of the copper control rods in potent suspense above the large mass of cast lead at the heart of the stainless steel structure. The reactor core is then viewed from three further sites.
Firstly, through the double 'Bracket telescope' on the tower landing, placing the subatomic processes of fission decay into the greater constellation of nuclear processes at another scale- the stars.
Secondly, through the Astrolabe-lensed brass telescope on the first floor landing, relating the mystery of the points of light at the tips of the control rods to our historic search for patterns of knowledge in the mystery of the unknown.
Finally, from through the first floor window in the 'control room'. The core is placed into its industrial home, controlled and passive- but in its intuitive incomprehensibly sill beyond our reach.