Julian Voss-Andreae: sculpture

protein | quantum | figure

The Well (Quantum Corral), 2009
The Well (Quantum Corral), 2009

Gilded wood, 3” x 13” x 12” x (6 x 34 x 31 cm)

Spin Family, 2009
Spin Family, 2009

Steel and silk

“Father” of the series “Spin Family”
“Father” of the series “Spin Family”

2009 Steel and silk, 7” x 6” x 6” (18 x 15 x 15 cm)

Night Path, 2009
Night Path, 2009

Painted steel and gold thread, 18” x 19” x 6” (46 x 48 x 15 cm)

The Universe
The Universe

The Cellular Structure of Space-Time, 2009 Bronze, diameter 8” (20 cm)

Collapsed Platonic Solids, 2009
Collapsed Platonic Solids, 2009

Series of five objects; bronze, largest object 9” (23 cm) diameter

Collapsed Tetrahedron
Collapsed Tetrahedron

of the series “Collapsed Platonic Solids”, 2009 Bronze, height 6” (15 cm)

The Building Blocks of Life, 2009
The Building Blocks of Life, 2009

Series of three objects; painted steel, largest object length 17″ (43 cm)

Analyzed Songbird, 2009
Analyzed Songbird, 2009

Glass, cork, sealing wax, wood, and mixed media 12” x 15” x 6” (30 x 38 x 15 cm) and 7” x 15” x 2” (18 x 38 x 5 cm)

Self-Portrait as a Histogram
Self-Portrait as a Histogram

(Prayer Beads), 2009 Aluminum, stainless steel, and wooden beads, 4” x 6” x 8” (10 x 15 x 20 cm)

Sketch for ‘Symmetry Break’, 2009
Sketch for ‘Symmetry Break’, 2009

Steel chain and mixed media, 17” x 20” x 8” (43 x 51 x 20 cm)

Quantum Objects

 

“Quantum Objects” was an exhibition of about thirty quantum physics-inspired sculptures on display at the American Center for Physics (Washington, D.C.). “The term quantum object, although regularly used in physics, is really an oxymoron.  An ‘object’ is something that lives completely in the paradigm of classical physics: It has an independent reality in itself, it behaves deterministically, and it has definite physical properties, such as occupying a well-defined volume in space and time.

 

For the ‘quantum object’ all those seemingly self-evident truths become false: Its reality is one that is relative to the observer, the principle of causality is violated, and other features of materiality such as clear boundaries in space and time, being objectively located or even possessing identity, do not pertain. […]” (from Julian Voss-Andreae: Quantum Sculpture: Art Inspired by the Deeper Nature of Reality, Leonardo 44 1 (2011) pdf) 

Where's the sculpture?
Where's the sculpture?

Quantum Man (6'), 2011 Stainless steel, 75” x 32” x 15” Location: Private Collection (Wenatchee, WA)

Quantum Man, 2011
Quantum Man, 2011

Bronze, 100” x 44” x 20” (2.50 x 1.10 x 0.50 m) Location: Private Collection (Portland, OR)

Quantum Man, 2011
Quantum Man, 2011

Bronze, 100” x 44” x 20” (2.50 x 1.10 x 0.50 m) Location: Private Collection (Portland, OR)

Quantum Man, 2009
Quantum Man, 2009

Stainless steel, 126” x 55” x 25” (3.20 x 1.40 x 0.60 m) Location: The Bravern (Bellevue, WA)

Quantum Man, 2009
Quantum Man, 2009

Stainless steel, 126” x 55” x 25” (3.20 x 1.40 x 0.60 m) Location: The Bravern (Bellevue, WA)

Quantum Man, 2007
Quantum Man, 2007

Stainless steel, 100” x 44” x 20” (2.50 x 1.10 x 0.50 m) Location: Private Collection (Sydney, Australia)

Quantum Man, 2007
Quantum Man, 2007

Stainless steel, 100” x 44” x 20” (2.50 x 1.10 x 0.50 m) Location: The Maryhilll Museum of Art (Goldendale, WA)

Quantum Man, 2007
Quantum Man, 2007

Stainless steel, 100” x 44” x 20” (2.50 x 1.10 x 0.50 m) Location:Tantalus Vineyards (Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Quantum Man, 2007
Quantum Man, 2007

Stainless steel, 100” x 44” x 20” (2.50 x 1.10 x 0.50 m) Location: Private Collection (Zürich, Switzerland)

Quantum Man, 2006
Quantum Man, 2006

Steel, 100” x 44” x 20” (2.50 x 1.10 x 0.50 m) Location: City of Moses Lake, WA

Quantum Man

 

A human being seen as a quantum object. 

Quantum Buckyball, 2004
Quantum Buckyball, 2004

Bronze, diameter 24“ (60 cm) Location: Private Collection (Portland, OR)

Quantum Reality, 2007
Quantum Reality, 2007

Large Buckyball Around Trees Steel and trees, diameter 30' (9 m) Location: Private Collection (Portland, OR)

Quantum Reality, 2007
Quantum Reality, 2007

Large Buckyball Around Trees Steel and trees, diameter 30' (9 m) Location: Private Collection (Portland, OR)

Buckyball

 

These sculptures are inspired by Julian Voss-Andreae's graduate research in physics at Anton Zeilinger's group in Vienna (Austria). The experiment explored the transition between Quantum Mechanics and the familiar world of classical physics and demonstrated the passage of single Carbon-60 molecules (Buckyballs) through more than one opening at once, thereby confirming matter behaves fundamentally as waves.