title

Shackleton

Year

2013

materials & dimensions

  • Casted Aluminium
  • 100 X 100 X 100 cm

process

  • Satellite scanning
  • 3D terrain reconstruction
  • Metal casting
  • Polishing
  • Sand Blasting
  • t-sculpt process

Sitting on the moon…

Shackleton takes its name from the crater that lies at the south pole of the moon…
The object represents the intersection of two basic geometrical shapes: the rugged outside is opposed to the polished finishing of the inside part. The external shape reproduces the morphology of the lunar surface rebuilt following in detail Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency analysis, thus the object becomes a sort of 3D atlas where you can trace every single sea or moon crater. This is the first object produced with the patented t-sculpt™ process that allows the users to warm up or cool down the object in a range of 5-35°C.