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Australian Artist Builds Life-Sized Model Of The Hubble Space Telescope

Australian Artist Builds Life-Sized Model Of The Hubble Space Telescope

My Hubble (Image courtesy designboom)
By Andrew Liszewski

You might expect to find this full-sized ‘model’ of the Hubble telescope down in Texas, where everything is bigger, but it was actually created by an Australian artist named Peter Hennessey. Looking at his website, Peter is no stranger to ‘sculpting’ and recreating NASA’s handiwork, and interestingly enough, according to designboom, this creation known as ‘My Hubble’ (The Universe Turned In On Itself) was created without the use of 3D modeling software. Instead, the artist used 7 photos of Hubble and Adobe Illustrator to create all the parts which were laser cut from plywood and steel, and from start to finish the whole process took about 3 months.

‘My Hubble’ (The Universe Turned In On Itself) is currently on display at the 17th annual Biennale of Sydney contemporary visual arts event, which runs from May 12 until August 1 this year.

[ designboom – peter hennessey: my hubble ] VIA [ Cribcandy ]







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