Referencing monolithic forms in sci-fi narratives, this piece celebrates a classic sculptural material in a futuristic aesthetic imagining a relic of a celestial civilization. Dione seeks to call attention to our own civilizational fragility and question our legacy and our creations.

Dione is named for Saturn’s fourth largest moon. It’s crust is mostly ice and features fracture lines that spider across its surface.

The line of neon that encircles the alabaster in this piece was inspired by this photograph captured by the Cassini probe as it passed within 350 miles of the moon.

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Marcus De Paula Sculpture

Dione

Dione

Materials

Italian alabaster and triphosphor coated glass filled with argon and mercury

Dimensions

6” x 6” x 21.5”

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