Astronomer Camille Flammarion offered his wife a ring with a meteorite instead of a diamond. Reflecting the unknown, meteorites are clearly valuable to the study of planetary science, but also to collectors. Some meteorites are currently worth more than gold and this has led to a global increase in meteorite hunting as the race for space is run on earth. In the sculpture, “Gains and Losses,” perspective changes the promise of this iron meteorite, which fell into the Sikhote Alin Mountains on February 12th, 1947.
The Sun Conspiracy, Harlan Levey Projects, 2018; Antwerp Art Weekend 2018, Boarding Galleries, Harlan Levey Projects