It would be nice to make it as a sculpture, using magnetic levitation, but it seems to be physically impossible (“Earnshaw’s theorem proves conclusively that it is not possible to levitate stably using only static, macroscopic, paramagnetic fields. The forces acting on any paramagnetic object in any combinations of gravitational, electrostatic, and magnetostatic fields will […]
Someone suggested that the title for this (in Italian) could be binario morto, which is in fact absolutely perfect. It translates as Dead-end track in English, not quite as apt. The painting is in acrylics, 2012.
Who is the patriarch? I think that he is someone who has managed to fathom the mysteries of spacetime and so is able to travel even the most distant corners of the universe. In four-dimensional spacetime, we can move back and forth in three of the four dimensions – those that define position – but […]