Presented as legitimate scientific contraptions, this series of sculptures are steeped in technobabble and fictional applications. Depicting objective navigational systems such as gauges, graphs, and distance reticles, they also associate upon optical interfaces such as Microscopes, Telescopes, and Collimators, to diffract, refract, and reflect the viewers subjectivity.
TQ Hydration Meter 2015
cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 35x32cm
Second generation Astrogation Plotters were the first mapping systems to allow dimensional navigational accuracy still resembling todays standards. This leap forward came thanks to NITRAM technology that the TQHdrMtr was responsible for analyzing. The axial corridors equalize effemera into 16 even streams that are routed directly to the Position Graphing Hub, located underneath and aft of the Fainswaith Trunions port side. Only by bending Darklight through 4 Semi-Liquid Crystal Latravia Matrixes, could reliable mapping of the Spectral Decay Trails of Quintidium Fields, in wavelengths above the more useful 4,500nm be recorded.
Field Strength Tensor 2015
cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 34x19x44cm
With its primary design function superseded by even more reliable technologies, the Field Strength Tensor's secondary function as the optical display for describing the electromagnetic field of an H.G. Raeningull System, remains the state of the art. Most interestingly, it renders 4 dimensional graphing quicker and more easily, by doubling all low energy Laladium Quazars displayed in parallel and in series, while the real time relationships between active muons, kaons, and pions are septangulated and measured. At the time of publication, this style of Tensor was exclusively manufactured by Leorso Quails Industrial Unit, as a redundant environmental subsystem for use in all Kleur's Microsphere Transporter Ships.
Rendezvous Overlay Grid 2015
cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 32x21x40cm
During orbital docking maneuvers, this grid is primarily not used for docking. Instead, it is superimposed along the X axis of the emitted ion field from any engine in 610^215^ oriented flight, as a redundant means of gauging engine output performance and classification. It is occasionally used to assist landing procedures when direct mapping of an objects gravitational field. Generally, there would need to be primary and secondary system malfunctions, and/or a need to remain undetected by Advanced RadarMain Systems, for the Grid to be called upon this way.
Stability Rockaway 2015
cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 32x21x40cm
Fused to a base of Goglomite and Lanthium using the Randium Process, a convex lens focuses incoming electrons along a 235nm Felksinport Ionized Ring and evenly into 14 photon accelerating beam ports, each serving various synchrotron radiation mapping needs throughout the UV, X, and Gamma Ray Regions. As with all Synchrotron devices, additional premiums are placed on maintaining nominal photon beam delivery exclusively to their receivers. The Rockaway can also detect any dip in burn strength below established Kuchel-Flairis parameters. Inside the three so called Stability Tower Sliders, a continuous calibration of the hydrazine and water mixture occurs 15 times within every third nanosecond.
Pressure Regulator - Sections 66 j-h, 2010
blown, cast, laminated, cut and polished glass, various metals, 44x 44x120cm
The first Texeron Sighters could boast realitvely high magnifications due of course to the innovative hardware combination of Jerhinson-Lahnif subspace apertures and Ernst Leitz superspace optics. Located above every Dangle Leg, was an internally controlled system to vent Uvulus pressure spikes, a sub control valve is seen in this pristine example of a Model 66 j-h. As these sighting systems had to reliably send and receive signals that routinely passed within five thousand (5.0×10^3) light years of the Outer Arterial Communications Networks (OACN), baffling was later added to the stern of the Light Tower to reduce drag.
Radiation Shield (Cross Section 12-A) 2011
cast, cut and polished glass, various metals, 60x28x48cm
This Radiation Shield is intended to absorb and reflect various forms of cosmic radiation that can degrade human tissue and electronic circuitry in the unprotected environment of space.
This section of the shield (12-A) was part of the first generation to be tested within the relatively harsh conditions of the Inner Van Allen Radiation Belt, at a distance of 650 to 6,300 km above Earth’s surface.
Visible above the wiring harnesses and conduits, is the spaceship’s aluminum and steel hull, within which copper tubing contain relays for the Central Pivoting Arm. The Arm’s hemispherical range of motion allows for multi phased positioning of the glass Radiation Shield along with three fixed docking positions.
The Shield’s concave curve matches the relatively tiny ‘gyro-radius’ orbits (10 to 100 km) of the targeted electrons that whiz around the Inner Van Allen Belt at speeds of 200,000 km per second. The density and refractive properties of the cut glass are able to also absorb and/or deflect electron as well as proton particles, depending on the angle of the shield.
In 2010, the Radiation Shield Satellite TX-4 was retrieved from orbit by the CanArm aboard Space Shuttle Discovery and returned intact to the Earth. Technicians and scientists examining Cross Section 12-A at a lab in Southern Illinois were able to identify a gaseous plume of absorbed sodium silicate in the upper ridge section that does not resemble the various cosmic types and has yet to be fully explained. Overall, the theory and engineering have proven stable and development of the second generation is underway.
Three Tracer Stations, Section Orbits 2017
fused, laminated, cut and polished glass, 15x3x38cm
The Deep Space Ronald Regan Communication Station, (Eaustom series Phase Booster 11d), remastered 2010
engraved, fused, cut and polished float glass, metal and woodparticles, 60x60x121cm
Eight generations of interstellar communications beacons have been developed and deployed since the last of the DSRR-CS subspace communication relay stations were abandoned in favor of a centrally regulated STFL network, despite negative performance in the low gain receivers. The primary solution to this secondary problem, was found through investigating the high power usage of cooling the refraction mirroring subsystem's umbilical wiring. The necessary 'coolant blowout' results in violent axial modulations clashing with interspersed pulses from the Eustom Phase Booster. The Booster was used along with a PhillipsBuster to better show nutrino flow inter-modally, visualized through a Quadrafin-Cluster type Armitage.
Shield Lithium Meter 2015
cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 23x5cm
The Inter-Star Transporter (Ins-taTrans) Class of long range freighters (produced from v.01991) are built with multiple redundant layers of radiation shielding throughout their hull, thus allowing close slingshot vectors around stars, such as those needed during Racking (R) or Inverted Racking (IR) maneuvers in a v.2 patterned Cruiser. The 445 times thicker overall shielding (to that of v. 0990 and previous models) is made up of about half alloy shielding and half pure types, each designed to absorb or deflect various forms of cosmic and personal radiation. The Shield Lithium Meter's display is connected directly to the secondary navigation system's trans-mirrorglass funnel format, selected for its evenly distributed, naturally occurring, isotonically suspended, enriched Lithium-6 PooL format. This low mass and high efficiency radiation shield is imbedded with three components, each absorbing, deflecting, and monitoring low to mid level radiation flows, especially throughout neutrino energy fields.
Anthion Heavy Machinery v.11 Antimatter Field Generator - Poppet Arm Stabilization subsystem. View: (cutaway 14d) Looking towards Gravimetric Pump Converter Assembly Bungs LDH, 2020
This cutaway shows a partially disassembled Anthion Hev.Mach. v.11 AntiFielGene - PoArStabs - type 0246 Resonator, displayed here without the signature orange paint. In the last third of the 440's, the Collier - Modal 1 Technique, achieving slingshot induced escape velocity for distance traveling, fell out of favor for a freely associative one, developed at the astrophysical laboratory on Rithro 5. Anthion developed 67 different modules, three had successful flybys of the four closest U.1 waypoints in our Sector, 7G. Long Line Trajectories Imaging (LLTG) provided the CircumStellar System (CSS), Solar Center Systems (SCS), and Center Stellar Colloquium (CSC) their much-needed data points. Via 8 local subspace relays, information is sent to various lab-posts for simultaneous review. Close range scans further investigate slanted spacetime, specifically the visualization of accretion of gasses along the Polar Globular and the Polar Spherical Time Funnels at the center of our local antimatter cluster.