Hadron decay 01 May 25, 2007Posted by dorigo in Art, personal, physics, social life.
Yesterday I visited Vincent and Jadwiga, two old friends of mine who live in a very nice flat on top of a tall building facing the shore of north Chicago. Vincent is a retired physician and he has a wonderful collection of ancient central-american sculptures , dating a thousand to two thousand years ago. But he also likes to sculpt himself, and I really like what he does.
During my visit, he gave me the opportunity to experiment with clay. He had asked me to come prepared, to draw some sketches beforehand. I had something in a piece of paper and he liked my idea, so he gave me his tools and watched me while I molded the clay, giving me only sparse important advices on techincal issues.
Below you can see my first creation, which I called “Hadron Decay 01”. I must say I loved to play with that wonderful material, and I look forward to doing more of it with my children in the future…
Below is another view of the same piece: