Well this is the title of my paper sculpture that features in the "Print in 3D" exhibition in the F.E McWilliams Gallery. The show is a group show with other members of the Seacourt Print Workshop, and has some amazing pieces. The show is on until 15th May and really is worth a look.
So what's it about?
Well, about a year ago I was able to attend a fascinating and inspirational lecture by Weaire and his team (including Stefan Hutzler) titled "Square Bubbles". The structures or cells you see in the photo above are the result of Weaire-Phelan's research into how to accurately represent the way that bubble cells stick together using the least amount of surface area... or as Wikipedia better puts it...
"In geometry, the Weaire–Phelan structure is a complex 3-dimensional structure representing an idealisedfoam of equal-sized bubbles. In 1993 Denis Weaire and Robert Phelan, two physicists based at Trinity College Dublin, found that in computer simulations of foam, this structure was a better solution of the "Kelvin problem" than the previous best-known solution, the Kelvin structure"
Don't take my word for it, check them out on their Foam Structure ( how cool is it that someone has a Foam Structure site!!!!) site HERE.
I loved constructing this piece, it took about 3 months but I love the final look. The basic idea behind it was to play with the idea of constructing an idea, as the theory behind the Weaire-Phelan cell was constructed and also using their "bubble" cells as thought bubbles which Team Britney are putting together to try and stem the flow of the stream....
...... I think.
Anyway HERE a the gallery of some of the shots I took in the gallery before the opening.
(I will of course be open to stream of corrections of my blog entry from Trinity College, Dublin)